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John Z. Kay ( -1878) of Thomas Edington and Sons
1878 Obituary 
We notice that the death has just been announced of Mr. John Z. Kay, who was for about ten years a member of the old-established and eminent firm of Messrs. Thomas Edington and Sons, Phoenix Iron Works, Glasgow, whose specialty of manufacture, namely, the production of cast-iron pipes for gas and water supply, is known in all parts of the civilised world.
Originally bred as a mechanical engineer in Glasgow, Mr. Kay spent the long period of twenty years in Dundee as the gas engineer, after which he returned to Glasgow, where he was well known and much esteemed.
He was a leading number of the Incorporation of Hammermen, of the Glasgow Trades' House.
Mr. Kay's death occurred at Genoa on Tuesday week.