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Lloyd Higginbottom

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Lloyd Higginbottom (1850-1923) of Higginbottom and Mannock

1923 Obituary [1]

LLOYD HIGGINBOTTOM was born in Manchester in 1850, and was educated at a school in Yorkshire and at Owens College.

After serving an apprenticeship with Messrs. Wren and Hopkinson, consulting engineers, of Manchester, he took over the management of the Birmingham Plate Glass Works until 1878, when he joined Mr. Thomas Mannock in partnership as general engineers and millwrights at the Crown Iron Works, West Gorton.

In 1889 they commenced the manufacture of electric cranes.

In the following year Mr. Higginbottom was elected a Member of the Manchester City Council, and subsequently became an Alderman. He also acted as Chairman of the Electricity Committee until his retirement from the Council in 1900.

His death took place at Heaton Moor, Stockport, on 7th March 1923, in his seventy-third year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1894.

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