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James Baillie

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James Baillie (c1891-1942)


1943 Obituary [1]

JAMES BAILLIE received his technical education at Dundee Technical College and served his apprenticeship from 1907 to 1913 with Messrs. Alexander Shanks and Son, Ltd., of Arbroath. In 1915 he joined the [North Eastern Marine Engineering Co|North Eastern Marine Engineering Company, Ltd.]], as draughtsman; and in the following year he became designer in the Diesel engine and submarine department of Messrs. Cammell Laird and Company, Ltd. After holding this appointment for seven years he went as engine designer to the Bristol Aeroplane Company and was engaged on aero-engine research work, subsequently becoming works engineer.

He was appointed manager and chief engineer to the Gledhill Weaving Machine Company, Ltd., of Huddersfield, in 1931. In 1939 he returned to the Bristol Aeroplane Company as designer in charge of the design of engine equipment and held this position until his death which occurred on 21st April 1942 in his fifty-first year.

Mr. Baillie was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1935.


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