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James Ruglen Myers

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James Ruglen Myers (c1861-1938)

1938 Obituary [1]

JAMES RUGLEN MYERS was for several years superintendent of the electricity works of Ilford Urban District Council. He was born at Walker on Tyne and served a five years' apprenticeship in the Newcastle Engine Works of Messrs. Richardson and Company.

He subsequently went to sea as third and second engineer, and in 1885 went into business on his own account as an engineer. In 1888 he again went to sea, and became chief engineer in Royal Mail steamships until 1902, when he joined Messrs. Ferranti as erecting engineer, and conducted a number of tests on new work carried out by the firm. He was appointed in 1904 engineer at the electricity works of the Great Northern and City tube railway, at Poole Street, London, and later in the same year he took up his appointment at Ilford. After the War Mr. Myers joined Messrs. Shell-Mex, Ltd., as divisional engineer, retiring in 1925. His death occurred in Ilford on 18th December 1938, in his seventy-seventh year.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1907.

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