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James Scott (1850-1920)
1920 Obituary 
JAMES SCOTT was born at Kirk Ormes, Cumberland, in 1850.
He served an apprenticeship of eight years, five of which were spent in the locomotive shops of the North Eastern Railway at Darlington, and three years in the Springfield Iron Works of Mr. William Barningham.
He then went to the Consett Iron Works, Co. Durham, shortly afterwards becoming chief engineer of the Company. During this period he carried out all the rebuilding of their blast-furnaces, and designed and constructed the existing plate- and rolling-mills and the steel plant, making them at that time one of the most up-to-date works in the country.
His death took place unexpectedly at Fenham, Newcastle-on-Tyne, on 13th May 1920, at the age of seventy.
He became a Member of this Institution in 1886.