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Andrew Mount-Haes

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Andrew Mount-Haes (1870-1908)


1908 Obituary [1]

ANDREW MOUNT-HAES was born at Surbiton on 29th April 1870.

He commenced his engineering career in 1895 as an improver in the works of Messrs. Ruston, Proctor and Co., Lincoln, and in the following year entered the drawing-office of Messrs. James Simpson and Co., of Pimlico.

With this firm he remained until 1898, when he was appointed works manager to the Standard Weldless Tube Co., of Birmingham. This position he gave up in 1899 to become English engineer and assistant to the managing director of the Humboldt Engineering Works, at Kalk, near Cologne. There he had entire charge of all the business transacted in the English language with England, America, and other places.

In 1905 he returned to this country and acted as London representative of the same firm until his death, which took place at Streatham, London, on 19th February 1908, in his thirty-eighth year.

He was elected an Associate Member of this Institution in 1895, and was transferred to full membership in 1901.


1908 Obituary [2]

ANDREW MOUNT-HAES died at his residence at Streatham on February 19, 1908, at the age of thirty-eight.

He commenced his engineering career in 1895 as an improver in the works of Messrs. Ruston, Proctor & Co., Lincoln, and in the following year he entered the drawing-office of Messrs. James Simpson & Co., London, where he remained until 1898, when he was appointed works manager to the Standard Weldless Tube Co. of Birmingham.

This position he gave up in 1899 to become English engineer and assistant to the managing director of the Humboldt Engineering Works, at Balk, near Cologne.

He returned to this country in 1905 and acted as London representative of the same firm until his death.

He was a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1904.


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