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Arthur Mogg Brown

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Arthur Mogg Brown (c1855-1947)

1948 Obituary [1]

"ARTHUR MOGG BROWN, whose death occurred at Rugby on 29th May 1947, at the age of ninety-two, was in former days well known in engineering circles in this country and in the Transvaal where he spent several years in the early part of his career.

After serving his apprenticeship with Messrs. Alexander and Son at Cirencester, he was engaged as a draughtsman by various engineering firms, including Messrs. Tangye's, Ltd., of Birmingham. He then acted as resident engineer during the construction of the Stronhan waterworks in Ireland, and for a brief period was assistant manager to Messrs. Tangye's. On his arrival in the Transvaal in 1885 he found employment at the Heriot gold mine in Johannesburg, and after holding this position for some years was placed in charge of the Rand Foundry. He then practised on his own account as a consulting engineer, specializing in the erection of mining plant at Johannesburg. Eventually he entered into partnership and established the firm of Brown and McKenzie, which acted as agent for the importation of mining machinery. He returned to England in 1898 and for five years was general manager of Messrs. William Foster and Company, Ltd., of Lincoln. He then received an appointment with Messrs. Robey and Company, Ltd., of the same city, and subsequently went into partnership with Mr. Veitheardt, of Veitheardt, Ltd., London. In 1914 he was appointed works manager to Messrs. Petters, Ltd., at Yeovil, and later became a local director. He retired in 1922, but continued to be actively engaged as representative for a number of engineering firms, and finally went into retirement at the age of eighty-three. Mr. Brown was a Member of the Institution for fifty-six years, having been elected in 1891."

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