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William Edward Storey

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William Edward Storey (c1864-1938)

1864 Born son of John Henry Storey

1938 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM EDWARD STOREY was for many years connected with the brass-founding business of Messrs. Isaac Storey and Sons, of Manchester, with whom he served his apprenticeship from 1880 to 1885 in the Knot Hill works. In 1886 he was made assistant works manager of the Knot Hill and Cornbrook works of the firm and of the firm's branch works at Half Street.

Three years later he was taken into partnership and was made joint manager of the business, with Mr. H. Storey, until 1900, when the firm was reconstituted as a limited liability company. Mr. Storey then became joint managing director of the firm until 1910, when the business was amalgamated with United Brassfounders and Engineers, Ltd., after which he was made London manager of the engineering section, and a director of the company. He was particularly interested in the engineering side of brass foundry work and received gold medals for papers on the subject which he read before technical societies in Manchester and London.

In 1920 he retired from the brass foundry business, but for a few years he held appointments as agent to various engineering firms in London. More recently he lived at Eastbourne, where his death occurred on 19th November 1937, in his seventy-fourth year.

He was elected a Member of the Institution in 1915.

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