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Gordon Harris

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Gordon Harris (c1857-1927)

1927 Obituary [1]

GORDON HARRIS was trained at the Crystal Palace School of Engineering and in the works of Messrs. Rotheroe and Bastin.

After experience in the drawing office of a Gainsborough firm he became an inspector of machinery for export for Messrs. George Buchanan and Company.

In 1884 he joined Messrs. Merryweather and Sons at Greenwich, whom he served until 1909, and carried out a large number of important contracts for water supply and fire protection.

He subsequently went into private practice as a specialist in water supply and fire protection, and except for the period of the War, when he was engaged in the manufacture of explosives, concentrated his attention on this branch of mechanical engineering.

He eventually became a director of Messrs. Vigilant Sprinklers, to carry on the business of fire engineers.

Mr. Harris died on 11th August 1927 at the age of 70.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1891.

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