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Samuel Boswell

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Samuel Boswell (1849-1925) of Galloways

1925 Obituary [1]

SAMUEL BOSWELL was born in 1849, and served an apprenticeship as a boiler maker in the shops of an iron-ship building firm at Preston, Lancashire.

In 1868 he was engaged as boiler-maker by the L. and N.W. Railway Co. is their Longsight Works, Manchester, and then after spending some months in 1873-4 with Messrs. Galloways, Manchester, he resumed engagement with the same Railway at their Ordsal Lane Works.

In 1877 he was appointed boiler inspector for the Manchester Steam Users' Association, and this position he held until 1883, when he became engaged. with Messrs. Galloways as inspector and outdoor superintendent. Mr. Boswell's association with this well-known business continued up to the time of his death and covered a period of more than forty years.

In local engineering circles he was a popular figure, and he frequently took part in the debates and proceedings of the Manchester Society of Engineers, of which body he was an ex-President and a Member of Council.

His death occurred on 26th December 1925.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1891, and to the Proceedings of that year he contributed a Paper on "Some Details in the Construction of Modern Lancashire Boilers," a subject in which he possessed wide and exceptional knowledge.

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