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Thomas Morton Gray Morton

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Thomas Morton Gray Morton (c1871-1929) of Robert Morton and Sons and Belhaven


1929 Obituary [1]

THOMAS MORTON GRAY MORTON had practised as a consulting engineer in Glasgow since 1921.

He was trained with his father's firm, Messrs. R. G. Morton, at Errol near Dundee, and gained further experience with other firms, including Messrs. Duncan Stewart and Company, of Glasgow.

He spent three years as a sea-going engineer and afterwards became a foreman in marine engineering works.

From 1893 to 1899 he was works manager at an electrical generating station and then returned to Errol as chief assistant to his father, with whom he later entered into partnership.

In 1912 he joined Major R. R. Mellor in forming the firm of Messrs. Belhaven. He was managing director until 1921, when he resumed his work as a consulting engineer. Mr. Morton had taken out several patents relating to bakery plant and commercial motors.

He died on 1st June 1929, in his fifty-ninth year.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1905.



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