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John Crawford Wallace

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John Crawford Wallace (1865-1921)

1922 Obituary [1]

JOHN CRAWFORD WALLACE was born at Ardrossan, Ayrshire, on 17th July 1865, and served his apprenticeship at the Fairfield Engineering and Shipbuilding Works, Govan, Glasgow.

He then went to India as engineer on a tea plantation in Assam, and four years later returned to join his father's firm of engineers in Glasgow as manager, becoming a partner in 1890.

In 1894 he was appointed superintendent engineer at the new thread mills of [pJ. and P. Coats|Messrs. J. and P. Coats]], near Barcelona, which post he held until 1901, when he took up a similar position with the Mazawattee Tea Co., New Cross.

He joined the firm of Venesta, Ltd., manufacturers of three-ply wood, in 1905, as general manager and chief engineer, and remained with them until his death, which took place after a long illness on 22nd October 1921, at the age of fifty-six.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1902.

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