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Thomas Graham Elliott

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Thomas Graham Elliott (1847-1899)

1899 Obituary [1]

Thomas Graham Elliott was born at Stockton-on-Tees on 30th March 1847.

At an early age his father took him to Manchester, where he was educated at Mr. Ibbotson's academy, and afterwards received his engineering training in his father's works, Ardwick.

In 1866 he went as draughtsman to Messrs. Beyer Peacock, and Co., Gorton Foundry, and to other works.

In 1871 he became head draughtsman to Messrs. Sharp, Stewart and Co., Atlas Works, Manchester; then for a short time to Messrs. Tangye Brothers, Birmingham; and in 1876 to Messrs. Fairbairn, Naylor, Macpherson, and Co., Wellington Foundry, Leeds. Here two years later he was made manager of the tool department, and continued in this position up to his death, which took place from apoplexy on 17th April 1899 at the age of fifty-two.

He invented a self-acting screwing machine, and was engaged in the design and construction of machine-tools of all kinds, especially for the manufacture of armour plates and guns.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1882.

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