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John Arthur Rowcliffe

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John Arthur Rowcliffe (1875-1906)

1875 Born in Charlesworth, Derbyshire, son of John Barnouin Rowcliffe

Educated in Manchester and then Cambridge

1893 Entered Owen's College, Manchester for technical education

1893 Apprenticed at LNWR's Crewe Works

1897 Joined Atlas Tool Works, Levenshulme

1901 John B Rowcliffe 68, mechanical engineer, employer, lived in Alderley Edge, Frances Rowcliffe 62, Kate L Rowcliffe 36, Fred Rowcliffe 34, living on own means, John A Rowcliffe 26 mechanical engineer, employer[1]

1901 Visited Germany to select a special machine

1901 Took up the business of toothed gear manufacture and developed the business

1903 Took over the business of the Buffoline Noiseless Gear Co entirely

1903 Associate of Inst of Mech Engineers

1906 Died in Chorlton[2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1901 census
  2. BMD
  • Mechanical Engineer Records