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James Robertson

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‎‎James Robertson (c1821-1899)


Obituary 1899[1]

"...death of Mr. James Robertson, which took place at his residence, Holleth, Westcliffe-road, Birkdale, on Sunday, the 3rd inst. Deceased, who was seventy-eight years of age, was one of the most prolific inventors of the day. He was born at Farnell, in Forfarshire, and received his training at Randolph, Elder, and Company works, Glasgow. He subsequently became a partner in the firm of the Patent Friction Gearing Company, Glasgow, and after forty years' residence in Scotland, crossed the border, and became associated with many important engineering firms in Birmingham, St. Helens, and Manchester.

He was also at one time manager of the Camlachie Foundry, Glasgow. Mainly owing to his inventive faculties, many important improvements were effected in hydraulic machinery for the manufacture of tubes of all metals, and..."More.


1890 Obituary [2]



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