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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Peter Dunlop

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Peter Dunlop (1850-1940)


1940 Obituary [1]

PETER DUNLOP, who was one of the oldest Members of the Institution, died at the age of eighty-nine on 27th December 1939. Born in 1850, he received his education at the Kilmarnock Academy. He served his apprenticeship from 1866 to 1870 in the works of Mr. Andrew Barclay at the Caledonia Foundry, Kilmarnock. He then spent a year at Coatbridge in the Coatbank Engine Works of Messrs. Murray and Paterson, and after a few months working for a shipbuilding company at Port Glasgow, he joined the staff of Messrs. H. O. Robinson and Company, of Glasgow, as an assistant draughtsman.

In 1873 he was employed as draughtsman and engineer by Messrs. F. and J. Silvester, at Castle Hill Foundry, Newcastle under Lyme, and for the next three years he was engaged on designing and erecting pumping and winding machinery for this firm in various parts of Staffordshire. He was appointed chief engineer draughtsman to Messrs. John Key and Sons, engineers and shipbuilders, of Kirkcaldy, in 1876, and in 1879 he became draughtsman to Messrs. Laird Brothers, Birkenhead.

He held this post until 1881 when he took a post as chief draughtsman and mechanical engineer with the Pulsometer Engineering Company, Ltd., Nine Elms, London. During his long career Mr. Dunlop was responsible for the erection of many large pumping installations in this country, which included equipment for the London Hydraulic Power Company. He was also concerned with the erection of cement factories and plants in Arlesey, Isle of Wight, and Hong Kong, as well as the installation of ice making and cooling apparatus for the Northern Counties Ice Company, and the Sheffield Pure Ice and Cold Storage Company.

He was elected a Member of the Institution in 1900.


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