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Joseph Harrop (c1841-1910), managing director of the Grovesend Steel and Tinplate Co

1910 Obituary [1]

JOSEPH HARROP died at his residence, Brondeg, Pontardulais, on March 28, 1910.

He was for over twenty years managing director of the Grovesend Steel and Tinplate Works, a position he vacated only a short time before his death.

He was sixty-nine years of age, was a native of Manchester, and for forty years was prominently associated with the Welsh tinplate industry. With Mr. J. Benson he established the ironfounding business of Harrop & Benson at Pontardulais, and a few years later he constructed the Grovesend Steel and Tinplate Works.

He was a director of the Raven and Hendy Tinplate Company, Ltd., and a member of the executive committee of the Tinplate Manufacturers' Association.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1896.

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