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George Robson (1879-1951)

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George Robson (1879-1951)


1952 Obituary [1]

"GEORGE ROBSON whose death in his seventy-third year occurred on 24th September 1951, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1912 and transferred to Membership five years later. He received his technical training in engineering at the Marine School, South Shields, and Durham College, Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1899, on the completion of a four-year apprenticeship with the Wallsend Slipway and Engineering Company, Ltd., he held temporary appointments as draughtsman at the Municipal College of Technology, Manchester, and as draughtsman and designer to R. and W. Hawthorn, Leslie and Company, Ltd., Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1902 Mr. Robson became assistant to the managing director of Reavell and Company, Ltd., Ipswich, in which capacity he was closely concerned with the production of air compressors and high-speed engines. After occupying the position of engineer in London for Alley and MacLellan, Ltd., Glasgow, for some years, he was appointed works manager to [Clayton and Shuttleworth|Messrs. Clayton and Shuttleworth]], Lincoln, general engineers, with responsibility for production and control of some 2,000 employees. He relinquished this position in 1930 after fifteen years' service and came to London to take up the appointment of London manager for Alex. Findlay and Company, Ltd., structural engineers and bridge builders, maintaining this connection until his death."


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