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James George Moon

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James George Moon (1859-1931)


1931 Obituary [1]

JAMES GEORGE MOON had been for many years engineer for Messrs. C. and E. Morton of Millwall.

He was born in 1859 and apprenticed with Messrs. Maudslay, Sons and Field of Westminster from 1873 to 1880, attending classes at the Birkbeck Institute at the same time.

He was then foreman at Messrs. W. A. Carlyle's, Birmingham, and subsequently works manager with Messrs. J. H. Holmes and Company.

In 1890 he was appointed works manager to the Electrical Engineering Corporation of West Drayton, and two years later took up a similar position at a general engineering works at Stroud.

After a further two years at Messrs. Whitehead's torpedo works at Weymouth, he became works manager in the electrical department of Messrs. Clarke, Chapman and Company of Gateshead until 1901.

In 1902 he was appointed station manager for the City and Suburban Electrical Carriage Company, and in 1904 manager for Messrs. James Watt and Company, Soho Foundry, Smethwick.

He then joined Messrs. Morton, with whom he was connected for the remainder of his life.

Mr. Moon, who died on 22nd February 1931, became an Associate Member of the Institution in 1903 and a Member in 1906.


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