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Davison and Scamell

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Engineers of London.

1864 The partnership of Robert Davison and George Scamell

1865 Exhibited machinery at the 1865 Dublin International Exhibition[1]

1867 Exhibited a model of a hot-air fan at the 1867 Paris Exhibition.[2]

1870 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Robert Davison and George Scamell the younger, in the profession or business of Civil Engineers, at No. 1, London-street, Fenchurch-street, in the city of London, has expired by effluxion of time; and that in future the said Robert Davison will exercise the said profession...'[3]

1875 Richardson took into partnership his youngest son, Robert Davison, Assoc. M. Inst. C.E., and John Mackenzie, M. Inst. C.E., who had been associated with him for some twenty years previously.

1881 Mr. Davison, jun., accepted an appointment abroad, and the firm was joined by George Inskipp, A.R.I.B.A. Mr. Davison, Senior, owing to advancing years and failing health, practically retired from the business.

1886 After Mr Davison's death the business became Inskipp and Mackenzie.

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