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James Robert Dalgarno

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James Robert Dalgarno (1856-1906)

1906 Obituary [1]

JAMES ROBERT DALGARNO was born at Slains, Aberdeenshire, on 22nd May 1856.

Early showing signs of engineering skill he was sent to Aberdeen, to the works of Messrs. Abernethy and Co., where he served an apprenticeship of seven years.

On its completion in 1879, he joined the Lebong Tea Co., Darjeeling, and remained in their service for three years.

After this he erected a new set of tea-factory machinery at Selim.

On returning home in 1882 he joined Mr. William Jackson, and devoted himself to the study and improvement of tea machinery. During the earlier years of this period he undertook several tours for Mr. Jackson through the tea districts of India and Ceylon, and also visited Java.

His death took place at his residence in Aberdeen, on 24th July 1906, at the age of fifty.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1889.

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