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Samuel Rendell

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Samuel Rendell (1857-1906)

1906 Obituary [1]

SAMUEL RENDELL was born at Clifton, Bristol, on 3rd November 1857, and was educated at Chesterfield Grammar School.

His apprenticeship was served in the shops and drawing office of Messrs. R. and W. Hawthorn, Leslie and Co., Newcastle-on-Tyne.

While there, in 1876, he obtained a local scholarship at the evening classes of the Newcastle Mechanics' Institute which enabled him to attend the day classes in engineering at Owens College, Manchester, where he remained four years.

In October 1880, he entered the drawing-office of Messrs. Beyer, Peacock and Co., of Gorton, as junior draughtsman, rising to be assistant chief draughtsman and finally to chief draughtsman. His mathematical knowledge frequently found application in mechanical scheming and solving problems of locomotive design.

His death took place at New Mills, near Stockport, on 29th March 1906, at the age of forty-eight.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1890; and he was also a Member of the Manchester Association of Engineers.

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