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Joseph Brundrit

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Joseph Brundrit (1865-1939)

Engineer of 6 Oriel Chambers, Water Street, Liverpool. [1]

1939 Obituary [2]

JOSEPH BRUNDRIT was born in 1865 and he served his apprenticeship between 1881 and 1886 with Mr. J. W. Pickering, of Liverpool, and Messrs. Fawcett, Preston and Company, Ltd., Liverpool.

From 1886 to 1891 he served at sea in the steamships of Messrs. Lamport and Holt, as fourth, third, and second engineer, and from 1891 to 1895 he served as third and second engineer with the Pacific Steam Navigation Co. For the next four years he was inspector of boilers for the Vulcan Boiler and General Insurance Company, Ltd., and in 1899 he became chief assistant to Mr. H. Roscoe, consulting engineer of Liverpool.

In 1903 he joined the staff of Messrs. Clover, Clayton and Company, Ltd., where he took charge of hull and engine repairs until 1906, when he started his own business as a consulting engineer.

From 1909 until his death on 15th December 1939 he continued to experiment on the Brundrit patent temperature balance for boilers. He was elected a Member of the Institution in 1909.

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