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H. J. Morton and Co

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of Leeds

formerly Francis and Henry Joseph Morton

1855 Patent. '643. To Henry Joseph Morton, of Leeds, in the county of York, Galvanized Iron Merchant and Contractor, for the invention of "improvements in the construction of gas holders or gasometers."'[1]

1860. Retires from the business. 'Henry Joseph Morton, of Leeds, in the county of York, Contractor and Galvanized Iron and General Merchant, have hitherto carried on my said businesses under the style or firm of H. T. Morton and Company, and shall continue to do so until the 1st day of March next, when I shall retire altogether from the said and all other businesses...'[2]

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