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Robert Bell (d.1894)

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Robert Bell (d.1894)

1894 Obituary [1]

ROBERT BELL died at his residence at Ratho, Midlothian, on May 30, 1894. He was the first to manufacture oil by the distillation of shale in Scotland, and was the originator of the Broxburn Oil Works, the largest works of the kind in Scotland.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1889.

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