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Joseph Ingleby

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Joseph Ingleby (1849-1916) of Henry Simon and Simon-Carves


1916 Obituary [1]

JOSEPH INGLEBY was born at Baslow, Derbyshire, on 31st January 1849.

His first business experience was obtained at Owen's Patent Wheel, Tyre, and Axle Co., of Rotherham, where he remained six years.

In 1871 he joined the late Mr. Henry Simon, who had not then started as a milling engineer, but in 1879 the latter introduced into England the automatic roller system for flour milling. Mr. Ingleby became Mr. Simon's chief assistant in building up the business, of which he became the head on the death of the founder in 1899.

The firm was turned into a limited company in 1897, and Mr. Ingleby was one of the first directors. Two years later he became chairman, which post he held for eight years.

He was a director of several other companies, and when, in 1907, he gave up the chairmanship of Henry Simon, Ltd., he retained his position as chairman of Simon-Carves, Ltd.

His death took place suddenly in Manchester on 13th July 1916, at the age of sixty-seven.

He was elected a Member of this Institution in 1888.


1916 Obituary [2]

JOSEPH INGLEBY died suddenly on July 13, 1916, at the age of sixty-seven. He was born at Baslow, in Derbyshire, and was first in business with Messrs. Owen's Patent Wheel, Tyre, and Axle Company, where he remained for six years.

In 1871 he joined the late Mr. Henry Simon, who afterwards was induced by the late G. Daverio to take up his new three-high rolling-mill. Mr. Ingleby was Mr. Simon's chief assistant in building up the now world-wide business, of which he became the principal on the death of the founder in 1899. The firm of Henry Simon was formed into a limited company in 1897, and Mr. Ingleby was one of the first directors, and a couple of years later became chairman, a position which he held for eight years with great credit.

Mr. Ingleby was a director of several other successful companies, and when, in 1907, he gave up the chairmanship of Henry Simon, Ltd., he retained his position as chairman of Simon, Carves, Ltd., as well as his interest in Henry Simon, Ltd. In 1879 he read a paper for Mr. Simon at the first Annual Meeting of the Millers' Association on the new rolling system which was then being introduced.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1900.


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