Robert Nelson (1874- )
Met William McLellan at college; they were lifelong friends
One of the first members of staff of Merz and McLellan
1902 Worked on the design of Carville Power Station
1907 Became the first electrical inspector of mines
WWI Worked in Coal Control
Rejoined Merz and McLellan
1922 M.I.E.E., M.I.Min.E., Cons. Engr. with Merz and McLellan, Westminster, and Newcastle-upon-Tyne; Director of Min. and Industrial Power Section of the firm; b. 1874. Ed. Liverpool Inst. and Liverpool University. Training: Cochran and Co., Birkenhead; and Harland and Wolff, Belfast. Has devoted attention to the practical applications of electricity in works and coal mines; member of Home Office Committee on Electricity in Mines, 1910, and for 10 years H.M. Elec. Inspector of Mines; Member B.E.S.A. Committees, 1912-14; Member of B.O.T. Committee on Explosions in Street Mains, 1914; Papers on " Electricity in. Mines," Inst. of Min. Engrs., 1909-1912-13; and other Papers on similar subjects. Address: 32, Victoria Street, S.W.I.
Director of the Galloway Water Power Co, later chairman until nationalization.
Sources of Information
- The Times June 21, 1960