Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,103 pages of information and 233,633 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
Joseph Malcolm Kerr (1844-1909)
1911 Obituary 
JOSEPH MALCOLM KERR, born in Scotland on the 25th April, 1844, died in Ceylon on the 14th August, 1909.
Educated at Owens College, Manchester, he was trained as a mechanical engineer, especially in millwork, and occupied responsible positions in several Lancashire mills.
In 1885 he was appointed Manager to the Gokak Water Power and Manufacturing Company, Belgaum, India, and erected, under Mr. R. B. Joyner, the mills and power-plant, the first of their kind in India, subsequently retaining sole management until 1904, and carrying out considerable extensions.
He was then employed by Mr. Joyner in connection with the hydroelectric power-scheme for Bombay City, and whilst later erecting a large irrigation dam in Kolhapur his health failed.
Mr. Kerr was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 5th December, 1893.