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John Bradford Corrie

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John Bradford Corrie ( -1939)

1939 Obituary [1]

"JOHN BRADFORD CORRIE was chairman of Messrs. J. B. Conic and Company, Ltd., London, a firm which he founded about forty years ago, until his death on 4th March 1939. He established, and became chairman of, Foundry Equipment, Ltd., Leighton Buzzard, a firm engaged in the mechanization of iron foundries. He was also a director of Messrs. Charles Roberts and Company, Ltd., railway wagon builders, of Horbury Junction, Wakefield, and at one time he was a director of Messrs. Craven Bros. (Manchester) Ltd., Reddish, Stockport.

Mr. Corrie was educated at Fauconberge School, Beccles, from 1886 to 1890, and served as a pupil from 1892 to 1895 in the Stratford Works of the Great Eastern Railway under Mr. James Holden, the locomotive superintendent. On the expiration of his pupilage he joined Messrs. Calthrop and Partners, with whom he was engaged in the design of rolling stock for the Barsi Light Railway. He also assisted in the scheme for converting the rolling stock of the Barbados Railway from a gauge of 3 ft. 6 in. to 2 ft. 6 in. From 1900 he was concerned with the affairs of his own companies, and one of his outstanding inventions was the "Corax" patent fencing dropper for wire and post fencing. Mr. Conic was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1899."

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