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Walter Seckford Brewster

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Walter Seckford Brewster (1846-1904|)

1904 Obituary [1]

WALTER SECKFORD BREWSTER was born on 10th May 1846.

At the age of eighteen he was apprenticed to Messrs. Laird Brothers, Birkenhead, and, on the expiration of his time in 1868, he entered the locomotive works of Messrs. Beyer, Peacock, and Co., Gorton.

After working for a few years in the fitting and erecting shops, he was employed by the firm in delivering locomotives to various railways in Europe, South America, and other countries, and subsequently in Australia, where he finally settled.

He acted as their representative from 1878 to 1894; and in the latter year he commenced business on his own account in Sydney.

His death took place at his residence in Carlton, Sydney, New South Wales, on 12th February 1904, in his fifty-eighth year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1890.

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