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James Watt (1887-1938)

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James Watt (1887-1938)

1938/39 Obituary [1]

James Watt was born in 1887, and received his technical education at Wishaw Technical School and Glasgow Royal Technical College.

His apprenticeship was served with Belhaven Engineering and Motors, Wishaw, following which he was appointed Assistant Draughtsman and subsequently Chief Draughtsman.

In 1910 he obtained a position as Draughtsman with Albion Motors and subsequently became Leading Draughtsman, Personal Assistant to Dr. Blackwood Murray, and Engineer-Designer.

He remained with the firm until 1933, when, after a tour in U.S.A., he came to the South of England and during the last few years of his life was in charge of the works of Lang Wheels, Uxbridge.

He died on 30th October, 1938, at the age of 51.

He was elected an Associate Member in 1912 and was transferred to Member in 1919. For many years he was actively associated with the Scottish Centre of the Institution.

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