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Andrew Cruikshank

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Andrew Cruikshank (c1883-1952)

1953 Obituary [1]

ANDREW CRUICKSHANK. whose death occurred on 13th January 1952, at the age of sixty-nine, was for many years on the teaching staff of the City and Guilds of London Engineering College, South Kensington; latterly he had held the position of assistant professor of mechanical engineering design.

He received his technical education at Rutherford College, Newcastle upon Tyne, where he also obtained practical training in the locomotive works of Robert Stephenson and Company, Ltd., passing through the shops and drawing office, from 1897 to 1902.

He found his first employment as a draughtsman at the Heaton works of C. A. Parsons and Company, Ltd., Wallsend-on-Tyne, where he was concerned with the design of the marine steam turbine.

After a brief period spent with the North Eastern Marine Engineering Company, Ltd., in a similar capacity, he began in 1907 his long connexion with the City and Guilds Engineering College.

Mr. Cruickshank was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1909 and transferred to Membership in 1917.

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