Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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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.

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.

Robert Scott Watson

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Robert Scott Watson (1852-1920)



1921 Obituary [1]

ROBERT SCOTT WATSON was born in Forfarshire on 25th February 1852.

His early education was obtained at local schools, and he served a five-years' apprenticeship in a general engineering works from 1868 to 1873.

He was next engaged on various constructional works until 1880, when he started in business as bridge and waterworks contractor.

Five years later he began to specialize in refrigeration work, and in 1900 he went to New Zealand to take up the post of chief engineer at Christchurch Meat Co.'s Works.

This position he held instil his death, which took place suddenly on 30th June 1920, at the age of sixty-eight.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1911.



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