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Herbert Brown (1879-1951)

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Herbert Brown (1879-1951)

1952 Obituary [1]

"HERBERT BROWN, whose death in his seventy-third year occurred on 24th February 1951, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1920 and transferred to Membership in 1931. He was educated at Beverley Grammar School and the Municipal Technical College in Hull, where he also received his practical training with C. D. Holmes and Company, Ltd., engineers, from 1894 to 1899. In the following year he went to sea and served as marine engineer for eight years, rising from junior to chief engineer and obtaining an extra first-class Board of Trade certificate. After six years' experience with Belliss and Morcom, Ltd., Birmingham, during which he was first employed as chief outside erector and later was in charge of their north-east coast district, he joined the staff of Messrs. Tennant and Barrs, Newcastle upon Tyne and London, consulting engineers, for whom his duties included the charge of tests, the supervision of contracts, and the preparation of new schemes. Since 1920 Mr. Brown had been in practice as a consulting and inspecting engineer in Cardiff, specializing in efficiency in steam consumption and power plant. He was also consultant to various institutions and supervised extensions to collieries."

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