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Ebenezer Hall-Brown

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Ebenezer Hall-Brown (1862-1920)

1888 Birth of son Archibald Hall-Brown

1920 Obituary [1]

EBENEZER HALL-BROWN was born at Greenock on 7th April 1862, and served his apprenticeship with the Fairfield Shipbuilding Co., afterwards joining Messrs. Richardson and Sons, Hartlepool, as head of their Scientific Department.

In 1892 he went into partnership, establishing the firm of Hall-Brown, Buttery and Co., Glasgow, which built a large number of engines for passenger and cargo steamers, etc.

In 1901 he became engineering partner in the firm of Rodger and Co., Glasgow, and in 1912 rejoined Messrs. Richardsons Westgarth as General Manager.

This position he held to the time of his death, which took place at Middlesbrough on 13th May 1920, at the age of fifty-eight.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1889. He was a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, of the Institution of Naval Architects, Past-President of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland, and a Member of Council of the North-East Coast Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders.

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