Locomotive Engineer, of Dumbreck, Glasgow
1887 Joined I Mech E
1902 Patent on engine valve gear
1904 Patent on axles for automobiles, with Andrew Thomson Reid.
1905 Patent on starting gear for internal combustion engines, with Hugh Reid. Patent on compound steam engines, with several others.
1908 Patent with Andrew Thomson Reid on sprung wheels - see Reid-Riekie
1914 Patent on improved shock-absorbing devices for hubs of vehicle wheels
1930 Patent on steam generator