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John William Mackenzie

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John William Mackenzie (1859-1918)

of Wheatley and Mackenzie, 156 Strand, London, W.C.


1918 Obituary [1]

JOHN WILLIAM MACKENZIE was born at Cheadle, Staffs, on 26th April 1859.

After serving an apprenticeship with Sir Joseph Whitworth and Co., Manchester, he attended a three-years' course at the Royal College of Science, obtaining the Diploma of the College and a Whitworth Scholarship.

On leaving College he was engaged as assistant in the office of Mr. (afterwards Sir) W. Lloyd-Wise, and had charge of the preparation of the abstracts of specifications which appeared in Engineering. He also contributed technical articles for English and Foreign journals, and during 1887-8 he was engaged as assistant on the Research Committees of this Institution.

His death took place at Byfleet on 24th September 1918, at the age of fifty-nine.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1885.



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