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Anthony Patterson (1843-1920)

1920 Obituary [1]

ANTHONY PATTERSON was born in Cumberland in November 1843, and served an apprenticeship of six years in the works of the London and North Western Railway at Wolverton.

He was then engaged in the Company's drawing-office for four years, and, after a short time spent at Messrs. Sharp, Stewart's works, he became inspector for Mr. Fairlie, of the Avonside Engine Works, Bristol.

Subsequently he became manager for Messrs. Chapman and Sutton, Limehouse, for four years, and later was connected with the Pulsometer Engineering Co.

He then left to take charge of the Ulverstone Foundry, near Barrow-in-Furness, and on the sale of the business he became chief draughtsman with the Dowlais Iron Co. Here he reconstructed the coal washery and extended the Bessemer rail mills and banks. He was also responsible for the construction of the blast-furnace plant at the Cardiff Works of the same firm, and in 1895 became chief engineer of the plant at Cardiff. This position he held until December 1918, when he resigned owing to failing health.

His death took place on 14th June 1920, at the age of seventy-six.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1881.

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