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Biographical entry Sandford, William (1841 - 1932)

Born
26 September 1841
Torrington, Devon, England
Died
29 May 1932
Occupation
Ironmaster

Summary

William Sandford was sent to Australia in 1883 by John Lysaght to establish a wire-netting plant in Sydney. In 1886 he became manager of the Eskbank ironworks at Lithgow, which he bough in 1892. He was an unsuccessful businessman and the business was eventually sold to G. & C. Hoskins in 1907.

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  • Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_s.html. Details
  • Institution of Engineers, Australia. Sydney Division. Engineering Heritage Committee, The Historic Engineering Plaques of Australia (Milsons Point, New South Wales: The Institution of Engineers, Australia, 1994), 38 pp. p.17 Lithgow Blast Furnace, N. S. W. Details
  • Jack, R. I., 'William Sandford, a Flawed Ironmaster', in Fourth National Conference on Engineering Heritage 1988: Preprints of Papers (Barton, Australian Capital Territory: Institution of Engineers, Australia, 1988), pp. 47-51.. https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=623626322253861;res=IELENG. Details
  • Jack, R. I., 'William Sandford, a flawed ironmaster', Transactions of Multi-disciplinary Engineering, Australia, GE14 (1) (1990), 60-65. Details
  • Reynolds, D. K., 'The Building of William Sandford's Lithgow Blast Furnace, 1905-07', in Fourth National Conference on Engineering Heritage 1988: Preprints of Papers (Barton, Australian Capital Territory: Institution of Engineers, Australia, 1988), pp. 109-116.. https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=624092146535316;res=IELENG. Details

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