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Joseph Taylor (1861-1931)
1861 Born in West Ham
1883-6 Inspector for the Engine, Boiler and Employers# Liability Insurance Co of Manchester
1884 Became a graduate member of I Mech E
1886 Appointed laboratory assistant in the Central Technical College of the City and Guilds Institute in London
1890 of 19 Foskett Road, Fulham, London, S.W
1892 Assistant Engineer in the Consulting Department of the Engine, Boiler and Employers' Liability Insurance Co under Michael Longridge
1896 of Norville, Eaton Road, Heaton Chapel, near Stockport.
1899 Transposed to Member of I Mech E
1911 Joseph Taylor 50, Consulting Engineer (mechanical), lived in Heaton Norris, with Emily Taylor 49, Emily Taylor 24, Frederick Thomas Taylor 22, Sidney Arthur Taylor 20
1931 Obituary 
JOSEPH TAYLOR had for many years been on the staff of the British Engine Boiler and Electrical Insurance Company of Manchester, and was chief assistant to the late Mr. Michael Longridge, in which capacity he had much to do with the improvement in design and performance of steam-engines used in textile mills. In connexion with this work he conducted a very large number of evaporation and steam-consumption tests, and so long ago as 1904 accompanied Mr. Longridge to Ghent for the purpose of carrying out a fuel consumption test on Messrs. Carol's 500 b.h.p. Diesel engines, while in 1906 he went to Messrs. Sulzer's works at Winterthur for a similar purpose.
He was born in London in 1861, and served his apprenticeship under Mr. Druitt Halpin at the Victoria Graving Docks, London.
After a short period in the drawing office of the Bute Shipbuilding Company, Cardiff, he joined the staff of the British Engine Boiler and Electrical Insurance Company in 1883.
Three years later, however, he left the company to become assistant to Professor Unwin in the engineering laboratory of the South Kensington Technical College, but six years afterwards rejoined the staff of the insurance company, where he remained until his retirement at the end of 1926.
Mr. Taylor, who died on 17th February 1931, became a Graduate of the Institution in 1884 and a Member in 1899.
"The Late Mr. Joseph Taylor.—We note with regret the death of Mr. Joseph Taylor, which occurred at Cheadle, Cheshire, on February 17. Mr. Taylor Was for many years chief assistant to the late Mr. Michael Longridge, chief engineer of the British Engine Boiler and Electrical Insurance Company, Limited, 24, Fennel-street, Manchester. He was born in London' in January, 1861, and served an apprenticeship under Mr. Druitt Halpin at the Victoria Graving Dock, London, E.C. In 1882, he entered the drawing office of the Bute Shipbuilding Company, Cardiff, which he left in December, 1883, to join the staff of the British Engine Boiler and Electrical Insurance Company, Limited. Three years later he left this appointment to become assistant to Professor Unwin in the Engineering Laboratory of South Kensington Technical College, but after staying with Professor Unwin for nearly six years, he rejoined the staff of the British Engine Boiler and Electrical Insurance Company, where he remained until hie retirement in December. 1926. He became a graduate member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, in 1884, and was elected to full membership in 1899."