Sir Edward H Carbutt
Sir Edward H Carbutt was born in Chapel Allerton, Leeds, in 1837. He was the
youngest son of Francis Carbutt, who was director of the Midland Railway Company
for almost twenty-five years. It was in the Derby workshops of the Midland
Railway Company that he began his apprenticeship, which he completed at Palmer's
Works at Jarrow-on-Tyne.
Upon completing his apprenticeship, he returned
to the Derby works as outdoor foreman in the locomotive department. When he was
24 he entered into partnership with Robinson Thwaites in the Vulcan Iron Works
at Bradford. They soon acquired a high reputation for machinery used in the
production and manufacture of iron and steel.
He was also involved in
politics, and succeeded in causing Government enquiries to be carried out into
increasing ordnance production, and the need for the extension of the railways
He died in 1905.