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Samuel Thornton (1804-1879), of James Thornton and Son
1804 Born, son of James Thornton and his wife Catharina Cox
Father of Falkland Samuel Thornton
1847 Of Bradford Street, Birmingham
1854 Continued the business of James Thornton and Sons as sole partner.
1857 Presented a paper to the I Mech E on a "Ventilating Apparatus for Buildings, &c.," the invention of Mr. Charles Watson, of Halifax.