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Samuel Thornton

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Samuel Thornton (1804-1879), of James Thornton and Son

1804 Born, son of James Thornton and his wife Catharina Cox[1]

Father of Falkland Samuel Thornton

1847 Of Bradford Street, Birmingham

1854 Continued the business of James Thornton and Sons as sole partner.

1857 Presented a paper to the I Mech E on a "Ventilating Apparatus for Buildings, &c.," the invention of Mr. Charles Watson, of Halifax.

1879 Died

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