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Bernard Maxwell Jenkin

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Bernard Maxwell Jenkin, consultant engineer

1867 Born in Surrey[1], son of Fleeming Jenkin

1878-82 Educated at Edinburgh Academy

1883-6 At Edinburgh University and School of Electrical Engineering, Hanover Square

1886-7 Apprentice at Mather and Platt, Salford

1887 Became a student member of Society of Telegraph Engineers and Electricians

1887-9 Apprentice at LNWR, Crewe Works

1889 of London, became an Associate of the Institution of Electrical Engineers

1889-91 Mathematical and surveying classes at Edinburgh University

1891 Went to work for Alexander Blackie William Kennedy

1892 Associate member of Inst Civil Engineers

1896 Promoted to Chief Assistant

Engaged in lighting schemes for many towns; also involved on electric railways and tramways.

1898 Married Margaret May Giles

1898 Became a Member of IEE

1899 Taken into partnership as Kennedy and Jenkin

1901 Became a Member of I Mech E

1901 Member of Inst Civil Engineers

1914 resigned from I Mech E

1914 Living at Wye, Kent

By 1916 was living at Stowting Court, nr Hythe, Kent

1951 Died at Weston-super-Mare


1951 Obituary [2]



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