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Alexander Dawson Smith

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c.1849 Born

1863 Apprentice at A. and W. Smith and Co

1869 Various positions at Eglinton Engine Works

1883 Partner in the firm

1895 The firm became a limited company; Smith left the partnership. Smith worked on his own account in Glasgow, designing sugar-mill machinery.

1899 Joined I Mech E.; of 11 Monument Station Buildings, London EC[1]

1906 Died


Obituary [2]

The death took place, at Spottiswoode, Seamill Ayrshire, on the 10th inst., of Mr. Alexander Dawson Smith, a wellknown Glasgow engineer.

Mr. Smith, who was in his fifty-eighth year, was formerly a member of the firm of A. and W. Smith and Co, Eglinton Engine Works, Glasgow, but retired from business some years ago. Possessing an extensive knowledge of the practcal side of his industry and great forcefulness of caharacter, his ability and energy were widely known and recognised in engineering circles.

Owing to the condition of his health, he had been unable to take an active part in business for a number of years.




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Sources of Information

  1. Mechanical Engineer Records
  2. The Engineer 20th July 1906