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J. Foster Petree

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James Foster Petree

1893 Born

1910-15 Apprenticed with Cammell, Laird and Co

1915 Machinery Inspector, British Hellenic Naval Mission

1915-19 Costs inspector, Royal Naval Engineering overseers, Southampton and Wallsend

1919-20 Senior draughtsman, Gwynnes Ltd on centrifugal pumps

1920-23 Senior draughtsman, Worthington-Simpson on centrifugal pumps

1923 Technical assistant to J. Hamilton Gibson concerned with surveying damaged thrust blocks, propellers, etc. A.M.I.N. A.

1925 Associate member of I Mech E, c/o J. Hamilton Gibson, 3 Central Buildings, Westminster

1934 Prepared an article: "The Lambeth Works of Maudslay, Sons and Field" - The Engineer 1934/06/08

1936 Member of I Mech E

1943 Prepared an article: "Maudslay, Sons and Field as General Engineer"

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