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William Newby Colam

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William Newby Colam (1853-1930), engineer to the Patent Cable Tramways Corporation.[1]

1853 Born in Hackney[2]

1868-71 Pupil in the office of Wilson Weatherley Phipson M I C E

1871-4 Served his time with Maudslay, Sons and Field

Engineer with Royal West India Mail Co for 6.5 years

1882-3 Assistant to Mr James Cleminson

Then worked for himself, designing and implementing his schemes

Vice-President of the Society of Engineers

1889 Associate member of Inst Civil Engineers. Member of Inst Mech Engineers.

1890 Engineer, Cable Tramways, Henderson Row, Edinburgh.

1891 William Colam 38, civil engineer, lived in Leith with Constance Colam 30, Harald M Colam 9, Stanley Colam 7, Rosslyn L Colam 3[3]

1892 Member of Inst Civil Engineers

1930 Died in Hove[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1887/06/03
  2. BMD
  3. 1891 census
  4. National probate calendar
  • Mechanical engineer records