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Hugh Shaw Dunn

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Hugh Shaw Dunn (1842-1915)

1915 Obituary [1]

HUGH SHAW DUNN was born at Riccarton, Ayrshire, on 21st January 1842.

He served an apprenticeship at the Townholm Engine Works, Kilmarnock, from 1857 to 1862, when he joined the firm of Messrs. A. and J. Inglis, Glasgow.

In 1864 he was for a few months with Messrs. Denny, of Dumbarton, after which he went to Messrs. A. Barclay and Sons, Kilmarnock, with whom he remained until 1866.

In that year he was appointed engineer and general manager of the Caprington Collieries, Kilmarnock, which position he held until 1912, when he retired.

His death took place at Kilmarnock on 2nd September 1915, in his seventy-fourth year.

In 1903 he wrote an Appendix to a Paper read before this Institution on the Newcomen Engine, with reference to a similar engine at the Caprington Collieries.

He was elected a Member of this Institution in 1890.

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