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.

Henry Muir

From Graces Guide

Henry Muir (1865-1919)

1870-81 Educated at Blythswood Grammar School, Renfrew

1881-1886 Apprentice at William Simons and Co

1887-89 Third Engineer SS Medusa in Singapore and Bangkok

1990-1992 Assistant Engineer in Messrs. Kim Cheng and Co's Rice Mill, Bangkok

1992-93 Second Engineer of the steamer 'Sea Belle' (Straits Settlement)

1893-1901 Chief Engineer 'Sea Belle'

1901-04 Assistant Government Marine Surveyor, Singapore

1904- Acting Government Marine Surveyor, Penang

1905 Application for membership of the IMechE


1921 Obituary [1]

HENRY MUIR was born at Renfrew on 19th May 1865.

He was educated at Renfrew Grammar School, and served a five years' apprenticeship from 1881 with W. Simons and Co., engineers and shipbuilders.

Subsequently he went to sea as Third Engineer on S.S. "Medusa," of Singapore and Bangkok, for two years, and then became assistant engineer in a rice-mill at Bangkok.

In 1892 he went to sea again as Second Engineer, subsequently becoming First and Chief Engineer.

In July 1898 he was appointed Government Surveyor of Ships, serving both in Penang and Singapore.

This position he held until his death, which took place at Penang on 23rd December 1919, at the age of fifty-four.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1905.



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