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Henry John Worssam

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Henry John Worssam (1846-1918)

of G. J. Worssam and Son, Wenlock Road, City Road, London, N.

1846 Born son of George J. Worssam

1911 Mechanical engineer, living in St Albans with Caroline Worssam 58, Ethel Worssam 28, Leslie Henry Worssam 26, mechanical engineer, Cecil Worssam 23, surveyor, Violet Worssam 20[1]


1918 Obituary [2]

HENRY JOHN WORSSAM was born in London on 8th March 1846.

He was privately educated, and then served his apprenticeship in his father's works at Wenlock Road, London.

Subsequently he entered into partnership with his father, G. J. Worssam, and on the death of the latter he became sole proprietor until 1902. During that period a considerable extension of the business took place in the manufacture of brewing and refrigerating plant, many improvements in which were due to his invention. Prominent among these is a multi-tubular heater for boiling brewers' worts by steam.

He designed and erected many important brewery plants throughout the country.

He was a member of the St. Albans City Council from 1902 to 1911, and of the Hertfordshire County Council, on both of which bodies he interested himself in the engineering undertakings controlled by them.

His death took place at St. Albans on 2nd May 1918, at the age of seventy-two.

He was elected a Member of this Institution in 1877.



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