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Thomas Lamb Moore

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Thomas Lamb Moore (1868-1938)

1938 Obituary [1]

THOMAS LAMB MOORE was for many years manager of [Stewart and Partners|Messrs. Stewart and Partners, Ltd.]], of Belfast, civil engineers and public works contractors. For a considerable period he was also manager of Messrs. Longworth and Company, Ltd., a subsidiary company of Messrs. Stewarts, which was formed for the manufacture of textile machinery. Messrs. Longworth were patentees of special attachments for hackling machines, embodying new ideas in the treatment of flax and similar fibres.

Mr. Moore was born in 1868 and received his education at Belfast Mercantile Academy. In 1883 he commenced a five years' apprenticeship with Messrs. Henry, public works contractors, of Belfast, and was afterwards appointed assistant engineer to the same firm for a three years' docks contract in the south of Ireland. Messrs. Henry later appointed him engineer and manager of their extensive quarries, equipped with machines capable of an output of 1,500 tons per week. In 1892 Mr. Moore was made a director of his father's firm, Messrs. James Moore and Sons, Ltd., of Millfield Foundry, Belfast. He was also appointed general manager to the firm, and held this position until his appointment with Messrs. Stewart in 1907.

Owing to ill health he retired in 1935, but continued to live in Belfast, where his death occurred on 25th August 1937. Mr. Moore was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1895, and was transferred to Membership in 1901. In the same year he was also elected president of the Belfast Association of Mechanical Engineers.

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