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John Thomas Connolly

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John Thomas Connolly (c1865-1905) of Connolly Brothers


1905 Obituary [1]

. . . one of the directors and one of the founders of the firm of Connolly Brothers . .


1905 Obituary [2]

JOHN THOMAS CONNOLLY died from heart failure following on pneumonia, at the age of 40 years, on July 5, 1905.

He served an apprenticeship as mechanical engineer with Messrs. Hayward, Tyler, & Co., in whose service he received a through technical training. He was also an accomplished linguist, and assisted his father, the late Thomas Connolly, in establishing the important electric cable works for Pirelli & Co., Milan, and subsequently carried out extensive works in connection with the manufacture of india-rubber and electrical cable in England, France, Germany, and the United States for Messrs. Shaw & Connolly, the Okonite Co., and others.

He was one of the founders of the firm of Connolly Bros., Ltd., of Manchester, and as director of that Company was held in great respect by all with whom he came in contact in business as well as by his workpeople.

He was a member of the Northern Society of Electrical Engineers, and was transferred to full membership of the Institution of Electrical Engineers at the time when the former Society was amalgamated with the Institution in 1900


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