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Joseph Hepworth

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Joseph Hepworth (1841-1915)

1916 Obituary [1]

JOSEPH HEPWORTH, born at Delph, Yorkshire, on the 29th December, 1841, died at Edinburgh on the 14th September, 1915.

Trained in the gas industry, he was at first Engineer to the Brighouse gas undertaking, and in 1870 was appointed Gas Engineer at Carlisle, afterwards becoming Waterworks Engineer also. He held this dual office for 25 years, and on his retirement in 1895 he joined the firm of W. and B. Cowan, Limited, gas-meter makers, Edinburgh. He also carried on at Carlisle an extensive consulting practice.

Mr. Hepworth was elected an Associate Member on the 6th March, 1877, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 26th November, 1889.

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