Thomas Edington

1814 - 1859

Industrialist and amateur mineralogist. Born in Glasgow, he joined the foundry business which had been started by his grandfather, another Thomas Edington (1742 - 1811). He ran this company, also known as the Phoenix Iron Works, after it moved to Garscube Road in Woodside in 1847. A noted mineral collector, he discovered the zeolite mineral Edingtonite, which was named in his honour. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1835 and also served as a Manager of the Andersonian University. He died in the Royal Asylum in Perth.

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