John Harris Edge (c1832-1900)
1900 Obituary 
JOHN HARRIS EDGE died in October 1900 at Shifnal, Shropshire, at the age of sixty-eight. He was the senior partner in the well-known firm of Edge & Sons of the Coalport Works of Shifnal, manufacturers of wire ropes, chains, brick and tile machinery.
He was the grandson of the late Mr. Benjamin Edge, who founded the business about the year 1800, and invented the fiat-link wood-keyed chain that superseded hemp ropes for winding purposes in pits before wire ropes were adopted.
He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1880.