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George Smillie

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George Smillie (c1901-1950)

1951 Obituary [1]

"GEORGE SMILLIE, who was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1937, was the general manager of Messrs. Hydrautomat, Ltd., Westminster, makers of equipment for water supply systems. He was educated at the Queen's Park School, Glasgow, and the Alloa Technical School.

After serving his time as an engine fitter with Messrs. G. and J. Weir, Ltd., Glasgow, from 1917 to 1922, he gained further experience as junior draughtsman to the British Electric Plant Co, Alloa. From there he went to Radcliffe, Lancs, to take up the appointment of chief draughtsman to Messrs. John Wolstenholme and Son, makers of waterworks and power station plant.

His association with the Hydrautomat Co, which began in 1927, lasted to the end of his career and during this long period he successively held the positions of draughtsman, sales engineer, and representative in India, and senior draughtsman before becoming managing director of Hydrautomat (1931), Ltd., in 1945. Mr. Smillie's death occurred on 27th October 1950 at the age of forty-nine."

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