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Nicholas King Turnbull

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Nicholas King Turnbull (1865- )

1922 Wh.Sc., Assoc. M.Inst.C.E., M.I. and S.I., M.Inst.Met., Chief Engr., Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron and Coal Co., Ltd.; b. 1865; %S. of George Turnbull, Shipowner, Glasgow. Ed. Hutcheson's Grammar Sch., Glasgow. Training: Glasgow and W. of Scot. Tech. Coll., Sir James Watson Prize, Coll. Diploma, Hons. in Iron and Steel Manufacture, Mech. Eng., Steam, Applied Mechanics, etc. App. at Dubs Locomotive Works, Glasgow; Engr. Contractor Argentine Republic, 1888-92; General Manager, Richard Johnson and Nephew, Bradford Ironworks, 1895-1908; Man. Dir., British Steel and Wire Co., Ltd., Trafford Park; Cons. Engr., Manchester, 1912-18; during War, supt. erection of T.N.T., and synthetic phenol plants, and responsible for complete lay-out and design of plant for producing chlorine gas electrolytically. Came to Ebbw Vale, Jan., 1918, to supt. erection of new Blast Furnace Plant; now Chief Engr. Two papers to West of Scotland Iron and Steel Inst. Address: Pentwyn House, Ebbw Vale, Mon.

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