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Robert Dyson

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Robert Dyson (1841-1924) of Owen and Dyson

1865 Robert Dyson, Phoenix Wheel, Tyre and Axle Works, Rotherham.[1]

1924 January 24th. Died.

1924 Obituary [2]

ROBERT DYSON was born at Rotherham on 6th January 1841, and died there on 24th January 1924, at the age of eighty-three.

He was educated at Rotherham Grammar School, and began his engineering training in 1856 with Owen's Patent Wheel, Tyre, and Axle Co., of the same town.

In conjunction with the late Mr. George Owen, he founded in 1873 the firm of Owen and Dyson, Rother Iron Works, and brought out a method of manufacturing railway wheels, called the Owen and Dyson's Cold Spoke process, using the hydraulic press for this purpose, the press being his own design.

Mr. Dyson was a Justice of the Peace for the West Riding of Yorkshire and the County Borough of Rotherham, and was also a Member of the Rotherham Chamber of Commerce.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1865.

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