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Easton Garrett

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Easton Garrett (1862-1947)

1862 Born in Buckau, near Magdebury, Germany, son of John D. Garrett and his wife Sarah[1]

1872-1877 Educated at Woodbridge, Suffolk and Dover

1877 Worked in his father's implement workshops at Magdeburg in Germany

1879-1882 Drawing and designing a patent digger invented by his father

1882-86 Worked for Easton and Anderson of London and Erith, including outside work, fitting and drawing.

1884 Went to Buenos Aires as resident engineer for the firm erecting pumping engines

1887 Started in business in Buenos Aires as engineer, contractor and importer

1896 Associate of I Mech E


1951 Obituary [2]

"EASTON GARRETT, who was born in 1862, had a long association with the Institution dating back to 1896 when he was elected an Associate Member. On the completion of his general education he received his practical training in the agricultural implement shops of his father's works at Magdeburg, Germany, where he was afterwards engaged for three years on the design of a mechanical digger invented by his father. In 1882 he found employment as a fitter and erector to Messrs. Easton and Anderson, Ltd., London and Erith, on whose behalf he went, two years later, to Buenos Aires as resident engineer in charge of the erection of pumping engines for the city's sewage works. In 1887 he went into business on his own account as an engineering contractor and importer of machinery. As agent for Messrs. Garrett, Smith and Company, agricultural engineers, he designed a threshing machine to suit conditions in the Argentine, which was a complete success. Subsequently he received large orders for gold mining machinery for Bolivia, and also was engaged on an important contract for canal digging in the province of Santa Fe. From 1921 to 1925 Mr. Garrett acted as correspondent to the Federation of British Industries and for a further two years was honorary adviser. His death occurred on 8th October 1947."


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Sources of Information

  1. Foreign and Overseas Registers of British Subjects
  2. 1951 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries