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Isaac Enoch Lester

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Isaac Enoch Lester (c1865-1926)

1926 Obituary [1]

ISAAC E. LESTER died at his residence at Edgbaston on November 27, 1925.

Mr. Lester, who was the son of a former manager of the Monway Works and of the Patent Shaft and Axletree Co., Ltd., received his early training at the Midland Institute, Birmingham, and at the Royal School of Mines.

He made a special study of foundry work, and eventually was appointed manager of the foundry of Kynochs Ltd.

He afterwards proceeded to India, for the purpose of establishing a foundry for the East India Railway Co., where he produced castings for the first locomotives built in India by the cos pang.

After his return to this country he became manager to Charles Akrill & Co., Ltd., ironfounders, of West Bromwich, and subsequently became managing director of that firm.

He was a past-president of the Birmingham Metallurgical Society and of the Staffordshire Iron and Steel Institute. He was a constant attendant at the meetings of the Iron and Steel Institute, and on the occasion of the Birmingham Meeting in 1925 he. was a member of the Executive Committee, giving valuable assistance in organising the arrangements for the Meeting.

He was elected a member of the Institute in 1899.

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