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Harry James Goudie

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Harry James Goudie (c1883-1942)

1943 Obituary [1]

HARRY JAMES GOUDIE. Wh.Ex., whose death in his fifty-ninth year occurred on 4th May 1942, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1913. He was educated at Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh, where he took an electrical engineering course and obtained the diploma and the Watt medal; he further gained a Whitworth Exhibition in 1909 and studied at the Royal College of Science, London, and under the direction of the late Professor Perry was engaged for two years on engine research.

His apprenticeship was served from 1902 to 1908 with Messrs. J. Cran and Company, of Leith. In 1909 he was appointed assistant demonstrator in mechanics at the Royal College of Science; after holding this appointment for two years he joined the technical staff of the British Mannesmann Tube Company, Westminster. He continued with that firm until 1915 when he accepted an appointment as works manager and technical engineer to Messrs. Davenport and Company, motor engineers, London, where he took charge of a large staff employed on the production of aircraft components.

The remainder of his career was spent in the service of the Edinburgh Corporation, which he joined in 1921 as engineer in the Transport Department at the period of the conversion of the tramways system from cable to electric traction.

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