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James Foyell Lovelock Crosland

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James Foyell Lovelock Crosland (1840-1918)

Chief Assistant Engineer, Boiler Insurance and Steam Power Co, 67 King Street, Manchester.


1918 Obituary [1]

JAMES FOYELL LOVELOCK CROSLAND was born in Leeds on 9th March 1840, and served his apprenticeship at the locomotive works of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway.

On its completion he practised as a consulting engineer in collaboration with his father who had many patents relating to fuel economy, improved methods of compounding steam-engines, superheated steam, high-pressure steam, and the triple-expansion engine.

In 1864 he joined the Boiler Assurance Co., now the Vulcan Boiler and General Insurance Co., Ltd., and was appointed Chief Engineer of the Company in 1888.

This position he held until his retirement in 1912.

His death took place at his residence in Hale, Cheshire, on 21st October 1918, at the age of seventy-eight.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1881.


1918 Obituary [2]



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