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Thomas Thomas (1833-1900)

1900 Obituary [1]

THOMAS THOMAS was born at Dowlais on 17th August 1833.

He served his apprenticeship at the Rhymney Iron Works, and went through the drawing office.

In 1854 he was engaged as engineer to the Treforest Iron Works, and in 1856 was appointed chief engineer to the Blaenavon Coal and Iron Works, and under his supervision new blast-engines and furnaces, new rolling mills and tyre mill were erected.

He left for Cardiff at the latter end of 1863.

In 1864 he became engineer to the Pontnewynydd Iron Works, and in 1866 general manager to the Llynvi Iron Works.

He remained there until 1870, when he returned to Cardiff as consulting engineer, and was in private practice to the time of his death, which took place suddenly from paralysis at his residence on 12th April 1900, in his sixty-seventh year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1864.

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