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Edwin Ramsbottom

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Edwin Ramsbottom (1871-1940)

1940 Obituary [1]

EDWIN RAMSBOTTOM was born at Heywood in 1871, and he received his technical education at the City and Guilds Institute. From 1885 to 1892 he was apprenticed to Messrs. Thomas Hill and Sons, boilermakers, of Heywood, and in 1903 he became manager of this company's boiler works. He was entirely responsible for both the manufacturing and commercial side of this business until 1918, when he became a partner in Messrs. James Mills and Company, of Heywood.

When this firm was reconstituted as a limited liability company in 1924 he was made a director and secretary of the company, and subsequently he became a director of Messrs. Ames Crosta Mills and Company, Ltd. He held these posts until his death on 24th December 1939. During this time he managed the boiler and constructional department of the former concern, and he was also interested in the plate shops and welding departments of both firms.

He was elected a Member of the Institution in 1928.

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