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Samuel Barratt

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Editing Samuel Barratt (1843-1891)

Engineer and Manager, Corporation Gas Works, Rochdale Road Station, Manchester. - Manchester Gas Works

1891 Obituary [1]

SAMUEL BARRATT was born at Harpurhey Hall near Manchester on 10th August 1843, being the son of a corn-merchant in Manchester.

After leaving school he travelled in the United States for nearly three years; and on his return was apprenticed in the works of Messrs. John Penn and Sons, Greenwich.

On the completion of his apprenticeship he went to the works of Sir Joseph Whitworth, Manchester, for about a year and a half; and left there to take the post of draughtsman at the Gaythorn gasworks, where he eventually became manager, and there carried out several alterations and improvements in connection with the late city surveyor, Mr. Lynde.

After holding that position for thirteen years, he was promoted to the gasworks at Rochdale Road, where he continued until within a few weeks of his death, which was accelerated by the anxiety attendant on the gas stokers' strike.

He died on 26th July 1891, in the forty-eighth year of his age.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1879.

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