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George Browning

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George Browning (1877-1928) of Millar and Allan

1929 Obituary [1]

GEORGE BROWNING, director of Messrs. Millar and Allan, was associated particularly with the manufacture and installation of tin mining plant and rubber machinery, hydraulic pipe-lines, dredgers, and other large works, and in recent years spent much time in the Far East studying on the site the conditions under which such work had to be carried out.

He was born at Govan in 1877, and served his apprenticeship with the London and Glasgow Shipbuilding and Engineering Company of Govan.

After a period with Messrs. Lees Anderson as a leading draughtsman he returned to the London and Glasgow Shipbuilding Company, and was concerned in the building of such vessels as H.M.S. "Roxburgh."

He afterwards joined Messrs. James Ritchie and Company in Partick as chief draughtsman, and was soon promoted to be works manager.

In 1912 he first joined Messrs. Millar and Allan as assistant to the technical director, and he became a director himself in 1920.

During the War he was at Rutherglen in charge of the engineering department of the shipyard.

Mr. Browning became a Member of the Institution in 1920. He died on 19th April 1928.

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