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THOMAS GIBSON BARLOW-MASSICKS, son of [[Thomas Barlow-Massicks|Mr. Thomas Barlow-Massicks]], formerly Managing Director of the [[Millom and Askam Hematite Iron  Co|Millom and Askam Hematite Iron Company]], and now Chairman and Managing irector of the [[Lonsdale Iron Co|Lonsdale Iron Company]], Whitehaven, was born on
the 12th June, 1862.


His engineering career began in 1883,
when he joined the firm of [[John E. Swan and Brothers|Messrs. John E. Swan and Brothers]],
metal brokers, of Middlesbrough.
Three years later he was invited by the directors of the [[Vulcan Steel and Forge Co|Vulcan Steel and Forge Company]] to reorganize their works, a task which he carried out to their satisfaction, and in 1889 he assisted in the management of the works of the [[Cumberland Iron Mining and Smelting Co|Cumberland Iron Mining and Smelting Company]].
In 1890 Mr. Barlow-Massicks was engaged by the Lynx Creek
Gold and Land Company as resident engineer and managing
director of their works at Prescott, Arizona, U.S.A. In that
capacity he laid out jointly with [[W. Everard Pedley|Mr. W. Everard Pedley]], extensive
hydraulic works, and surveyed and mapped out the large properties
owned by the company. Unfortunately, however, his career was
cut short prematurely.
In the spring of 1898 he was seriously
injured by the accidental discharge of his revolver. The bullet,
which had passed upwards through the left lung, could not be
extracted, but there were hopes of ultimate recovery. Those
hopes, however, were not realized, death taking place at the
Mercy Hospital, Prescott, on the 13th April, 1899.
Mr. Barlow-Massicks had considerable inventive faculty, and
took out patents for, among other things, an improved system of
wagon coupling, a carriage brake, a spiral elevator, and a gold-washing
machine for dealing with alluvial deposits.
He was elected an Associate Member on the 5th December, 1893.
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Thomas Gibson Barlow-Massicks (1862-1899)


1899 Obituary [1]

THOMAS GIBSON BARLOW-MASSICKS, son of Mr. Thomas Barlow-Massicks, formerly Managing Director of the Millom and Askam Hematite Iron Company, and now Chairman and Managing irector of the Lonsdale Iron Company, Whitehaven, was born on the 12th June, 1862.

His engineering career began in 1883, when he joined the firm of Messrs. John E. Swan and Brothers, metal brokers, of Middlesbrough.

Three years later he was invited by the directors of the Vulcan Steel and Forge Company to reorganize their works, a task which he carried out to their satisfaction, and in 1889 he assisted in the management of the works of the Cumberland Iron Mining and Smelting Company.

In 1890 Mr. Barlow-Massicks was engaged by the Lynx Creek Gold and Land Company as resident engineer and managing director of their works at Prescott, Arizona, U.S.A. In that capacity he laid out jointly with Mr. W. Everard Pedley, extensive hydraulic works, and surveyed and mapped out the large properties owned by the company. Unfortunately, however, his career was cut short prematurely.

In the spring of 1898 he was seriously injured by the accidental discharge of his revolver. The bullet, which had passed upwards through the left lung, could not be extracted, but there were hopes of ultimate recovery. Those hopes, however, were not realized, death taking place at the Mercy Hospital, Prescott, on the 13th April, 1899.

Mr. Barlow-Massicks had considerable inventive faculty, and took out patents for, among other things, an improved system of wagon coupling, a carriage brake, a spiral elevator, and a gold-washing machine for dealing with alluvial deposits.

He was elected an Associate Member on the 5th December, 1893.



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