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Carl Rudolf Lewin Lemkes

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Carl Rudolf Lewin Lemkes (1853-1919)

1919 Obituary [1]

CARL RUDOLF LEWIN LEMKES was born at Minden, Prussia, on 2nd May 1853, and was educated at the Grammar School and Imperial High School of his native town.

He then had a two-years' apprenticeship in a commercial firm, but having an inclination towards engineering he became works clerk to Messrs. Schaffer and Budenberg, of Magdeburg, in 1873.

Shortly afterwards he was transferred to the Manchester branch of the firm as assistant manager, and since 1882 he had held the appointment of district manager in Glasgow, being sole representative for Scotland and Ireland.

His death took place in Glasgow, after a brief illness, on 5th July 1919, at the age of sixty-six.

He was elected an Associate of this Institution in 1896.

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