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William Joseph Horsfall

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1848 William Clay devised a method of rolling taper bars; he offered his invention to Mr. W. J. Horsfall, of the Mersey Forge, Liverpool. The invention was adopted, and he was asked to assume the management of the works, which at that time were not financially successful.[1]


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  1. Obituary of William Clay