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Royston Arthur Allman

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Royston Arthur Allman ( -1927)

1927 Obituary [1]

ROYSTON ARTHUR ALLMAN was born in London and attended University College School for four years.

Whilst serving his apprenticeship he matriculated in London University. He completed his apprenticeship at the Central Marine Engine Works, West Hartlepool, from 1902 to 1905, and afterwards went to sea as engineer its oil-tank vessels.

He rejoined Messrs. Flannery, Baggallay and Johnson, with whom he had served part of his apprenticeship, in 1906, and carried out marine inspections work in Holland, France, Germany and on the Tyneside until 1913.

During 1911 he acted as technical secretary to the Compagnie de Navigation Mixte, Marseilles.

In 1913 he joined Messrs. Brown Brothers and Company, hydraulic engineers, of Edinburgh, and was unfortunate enough to encounter a serious accident in their service shortly afterwards, which permanently affected his health. During the following five years he constructed engineering models for the firm, one of which, a steam tiller-gear, is in the Science Museum at South Kensington. He afterwards acted as the firm's technical representative in the south of England.

He died on 21st March 1927, at the age of forty-six years.

Mr. Allman became an Associate Member of the Institution in 1919.

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