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George Henry Taylor

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George Henry Taylor (1875-1951)

1952 Obituary [1]

"GEORGE HENRY TAYLOR, who died on 14th May 1951 at the age of seventy-six, was the proprietor of J. H. Taylor and Sons, London, engineers' merchants and agents, and had been head of the firm for over thirty years. He was educated at St. John's College, Brownswood Park, London, and received his technical training at Birkbeck Institute and the City and Guilds College, South Kensington, where he gained a scholarship enabling him to continue his studies at the Durham City Science School. After serving an apprenticeship from 1892 to 1897 with the Grange Iron Works Company, Ltd., he continued in the employment of the firm as junior draughtsman for another year. He then joined Fownes Forge and Engineering Company, Ltd., Cardiff, and after a year's service in a similar capacity was promoted to be manager.

In 1910 he went into business on his own account and became the proprietor of J. H. Taylor and Sons. During the 1914-18 war he was attached to the Ministry of Munitions and served as an assistant inspector; after which he was employed by the Disposals Board as a valuer until 1921, when he returned to his business which he continued to direct until his death. Mr. Taylor had several patents to his credit including one for a forced draught furnace. He had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1913."

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