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Walter Bradney

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Walter Bradney (1861-1926)

1926 Obituary [1]

WALTER BRADNEY was born in Essex in 1861, and at the age of fourteen entered the office of Mr. George Wilson of Parliament Street.

In 1878 he entered the locomotive works of Messrs. Fox, Walker and Co. of Bristol, and he completed his apprenticeship at the Marine Engine Works of Messrs Caird and Co. of Greenock, in 1883.

The following seven years he spent at sea, obtaining a First Class Board of Trade Certificate, but in 1891 he returned to Messrs. Caird as draughtsman. He superintended the construction of the hull and machinery of several steamships built on the Tyne and at Hartlepool.

In 1894 he began to practise as a consulting engineer in the City, and during his long connexion with engineering and shipbuilding superintended the building and equipping of several fleets of oil tankers.

Mr. Bradney, who died on 23rd September 1926, was an expert on oil fuel burning.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1896.

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