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James Reynolds (1861-1911)

1911 Obituary [1]

JAMES REYNOLDS was born at Shanghai on 28th November 1861.

He was educated at College House, Upper Edmonton, London, and in 1876 began his apprenticeship with Messrs. Henderson, Coulborn and Co., Renfrew. The remainder of his apprenticeship was served with Messrs. Boyd and Co., Shanghai.

On its completion in 1883 he went to sea in the capacity successively of third, second, and chief engineer.

In 1894 he joined the Shanghai Engine Works as partner, and when the firm was converted into the Shanghai Engineering, Shipbuilding and Dock Co., he was engaged in their drawing office and became second draughtsman.

He left their employ in 1901 and joined the New Engineering and Shipbuilding Works as assistant manager.

In 1906 he was appointed manager, and managing director in 1908; this position he held until his death, which took place suddenly, from heart failure, in Shanghai, on 6th January 1911, at the age of forty-nine.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1904.

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