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Gardiner Inglis

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Gardner Inglis (1856-1924)

1856 Born at Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, son of John Inglis, builder, and his wife Janet[1]

1881 Pattern Maker & Engine Fitter, living in New Monkland, Airdrie with his wife Barbara and son John[2]

1891 Steam Engine Maker, living at 22 Broomknoll St, Airdrie with his wife Barbara 35, John Inglis 10, Gardner L Inglis 9, Agnes M Inglis 7, William H Inglis 6, Walter T Inglis 4, Janet T Inglis 2, Barbara L Inglis 8 Mo[3]

1901 Mechanical Engineer, living in New Monkland, with Barbara Inglis 45, John Inglis 20, Gardiner L Inglis 19, Agnes Main Inglis 17, William H Inglis 16, Walter J Inglis 14, Janet T Inglis 12, Barbara L Inglis 10, Catherine Inglis 9, James Mck Inglis 7, Robert L Inglis 5[4]

1903 Patent No. 5939 of 1903 was granted in favour of GARDINER INGLIS, of Firhill House, Airdrie, in the county of Lanark, Engineer, for "Improvements in and relating to Fire-tube Steam Boilers of the Marine or like type."[5]

1904 The Patent 5939 was assigned to Inglis Boiler Syndicate

1916 The Inglis Boiler Syndicate Ltd, registered office 83, Renfield-street, Glasgow, assignees of the patent, and Gardiner Inglis posted notice of intention to petition the Lords of Council and Session at Edinburgh for an extension of the term of the said Letters Patent for a further period of fourteen years from the date of the expiry thereof, viz., 14th March, 1917[6]

1924 Obituary[7]

"The late Mr. Gardner Inglis. — The managing director of Messrs. G. Inglis and Co., Limited, Airdrie, Mr. Gardner Inglis, died at his residence, Crindledyke, Airdrie, on Thursday, the 10th inst. He was formerly chief engineer of Messrs. Gibb and Hogg, Limited, Airdrie, and later started the general engineering and boilermaking company which bore his name. He was the designer of the Inglis boiler and founded the Inglis Boiler Syndicate of Glasgow to exploit it. Mr. Inglis was a director of Messrs. A. Shanks and Son, Limited, of Arbroath, and was also chairman of the Scottish Ironfounder’s Association."

Another Obituary [8]

'The death has taken place of Mr Gardner Inglis, one of Lanarkshire's best known engineers, on Thursday at his residence, Firhill, Woodburn Avenue, Airdrie. He had been confined to the house for some weeks by illness, but it was not generally known that the end was so near, and the announcement of his death came with something of a surprise to the general community. A native of Bonkle, Newmains, Lanarkshire, Mr Inglis removed to Airdrie in 1881, and became works manager in the late firm of Gibb & Hogg, Ltd. Gartlea Road. In 1885 he was one of the founders of the engineering and boiler making works in Cairnhill Road, Airdrie, which later became known as G. Inglis & Co., Ltd., with Mr Inglis as managing director. Mr Inglis was well-known in West of Scotland business and engineering circles, and held the position of Chairman of the Scottish Iron Founders Association, and the Scottish Boilerplate Workers' Association. He was also deputy chairman of Messrs Alexander Shanks & Sons, Ltd., Arbroath and London, the well known engineers and makers of lawn mowers. Mr Inglis was the inventor of the well-known Inglis type of fire-tube boiler, and also of an over-wind preventer for winding engines, which is in extensive use collieries throughout Scotland. Mr Inglis was an elder and Preses of the Wellwynd U.F. Church, and took an active part in the work of that congregation. He is survived by a widow and grown-up family of six sons and four daughters.'

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1881 census
  3. 1891 census
  4. 1901 census
  5. London Gazette 27 June 1916
  6. London Gazette 27 June 1916
  7. Engineering 1924/07/25
  8. From Motherwell Times - Friday 18 July 1924:-