Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

George Watson (1852-1921)

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George Watson (1852-1921) of Glenfield and Kennedy



1921 Obituary [1]

GEORGE WATSON was born at Kilmarnock on 26th September 1852.

He started his apprenticeship in 1867 with Glenfield and Kennedy, Ltd., Kilmarnock, manufacturers of water meters, water and sewage works' appliances, etc. After practical experience in the shops he took charge of their drawing office, and about 1871 devoted his time to outside work, visiting at intervals South Africa, India, and South America.

In 1895 he took up the position of London Manager of the firm, occupying it until his retirement in 1919.

His death took place in London on 18th June 1921, in his sixty-ninth year.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1893, and a Member in 1900.



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