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Thomas Templeton Mackie Lumsden

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Thomas Templeton Mackie Lumsden (1850-1912) of James Milne and Son


1912 Obituary [1]

THOMAS TEMPLETON MACKIE LUMSDEN was born in Edinburgh on 4th March 1850.

Having been educated at Dr. Andrew Thomson's School in that city, he entered at an early age the drawing office of Messrs. G. and W. Bertram, St. Katherine's Works, Sciennes, Edinburgh. Being a skilful worker, he soon won recognition and was entrusted with a great deal of responsible work in the principal paper mills in the country.

In 1884 he left the firm to join with the late Mr. James McFarlane in forming an Engineering Department of the business of Messrs. James Milne and Son, then at Milton House, Canongate, Edinburgh. In the following year the firm moved to extensive new works at Abbeyhill, and Mr. Lumsden became managing director. This position he held until his death, which took place after a long illness, on 29th July 1912, at the age of sixty-two.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1895.


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