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Tom Jefferson Fryer

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Tom Jefferson Fryer (1876-1936)

1876 Born in Colne

1889 Apprentice in Sheffield:

1894-5 Draughtsman with Napier Brothers, Glasgow

1895 Graduate member of I Mech E

1895 Set up his own business which became Midland Manufacturing Co

1896 of Totley Brook, near Sheffield.

1896-9 Entered the firm of Allcard, Slack and Co, Sheffield

1899 Allcard, Slack and Co was dissolved.

1899 Managing Director of Midland Manufacturing Co

1901 Tom Jefferson Fryer 25, mechanical engineer, employer, was with his parents Christopher Wray Fryer 55, manager of steel works, Elizabeth Fryer 55, in Chapel-en-le-Frith[1]

1901 Became an Associate Member of the Inst of Mech Engineers

1908 Became a Member of the Inst of Mech Engineers

1936 Died in Bucklow[2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1901 census
  2. BMD
  • Mechanical Engineer records