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Allan Hopper

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Allan Hopper (1860-1910)

1910 Obituary [1]

ALLAN HOPPER was born in Moscow on 27th July 1860, being the son of Mr. William Hopper, a Scotsman, who founded the Shipock Iron Works in Moscow in 1847. He was educated at home in Russia and at Dr. Bryce's Collegiate School in Edinburgh.

From 1876 to 1880 he served his apprenticeship in the works of Messrs. John Musgrave and Sons, Globe Iron Work, Bolton, and in the latter year entered his father's works in Moscow, taking charge of the erecting sloop.

In 1882, together with his two elder brothers, he was taken into partnership by his father, when the firm of W. Hopper and Co. was formed.

In 1887 he became general manager of the engineering works in Moscow and the iron works at Orehovo-Zuevo, a post which he held until his death. Both works were considerably extended under his management, and at one time employed over 1,000 hands.

He was a Member of the Committee of the Moscow Bourse, of the Council of the Committee of Millowners and Manufacturers, and one of the patrons of the Kommissaroff Technical School in Moscow.

His death took place suddenly from heart failure in Moscow, on 3rd October 1910, at the age of fifty.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1890.

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