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Thomas Baldwin

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Thomas Baldwin (1822-1884)

1858 Corn Market Buildings, Bury, Lancashire. [1]

1885 Obituary [2]

Thomas Baldwin was born at Bolton, Lancashire, on 10th March 1822.

After being educated at the Grammar School there, he served an apprenticeship to Messrs. Richard Walker and Sons, engineers and ironfounders, Bury, for seven years, during which he continued his studies under the head-master of the Bury Grammar School.

After a time he commenced business for himself as a consulting engineer in Bury; and he was for many years a director of the Bury Atheneum, in which he also taught classes in algebra, chemistry, and other subjects.

At a later date he was engaged in South Wales in making the Llynvi Valley Railway of about twelve miles length from Bridgend to Maesteg; after which he returned to Bury, where he erected one or two cotton mills.

Subsequently he removed to Manchester, where unfortunately his health began to fail; and his death took place there on 27th September 1884, in the sixty-third year of his age.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1879, being at that time the chief engineer of the Mutual Boiler Insurance Co., Manchester.

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