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John Inglis (1830-1883)

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John Inglis (c1830-1883)

1884 Obituary [1]

JOHN INGLIS was engaged from 1846 to 1861 in railway bridge work, mill work, coal mining, &c., in Scotland and in London.

He then went out to Hong Kong, and was engaged in erecting the Mint there, of which he acted as superintending engineer.

On the closing of this establishment in 1868, he was engaged in constructing the graving dock for the Union Dock Co., of which he was appointed manager.

On the amalgamation of this concern in 1871 with the Hong Kong and Whampoa, Dock Co., he commenced business on his own account at the Victoria Foundry, Prays East, designing and building steamers and machinery; and afterwards established himself as a consulting engineer in Hong Kong, until seized with an illness which terminated in his death on 26th April 1883, at the age of fifty-three.

He became is Member of the Institution in 1882.

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