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George William Brown

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George William Brown (1850-1909)

1909 Obituary [1]

GEORGE WILLIAM BROWN was born at Bristol on 2nd October 1850.

His apprenticeship was served at the Avonside Engine Works, Bristol, and on its termination in 1873 he went to Reading as chief draughtsman of the Reading Iron Works, subsequently becoming engineer and manager of the company.

In 1887 he entered the service of Messrs. Huntley, Boorne, and Stevens, engineers, of Reading, and was a director from the formation of the company until his death, which took place at his residence in Reading on 17th July 1909, in his fifty-ninth year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1881.

1909 Obituary [2]

GEORGE WILLIAM BROWN, born in 1850, was trained at the Avonside Locomotive Works, Bristol, and entered the service of the Reading Iron Company in 1873, becoming Engineer and Manager in 1882.

Later, he joined Messrs. Huntley, Bourne and Stevens, of Reading, as Engineer and Manager, and served as a Director from the formation of the company until his death, which took place on the 17th July, 1909.

Mr. Brown was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 23rd May, 1882.

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