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John Dixon

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John Dixon (c1859-1946)


1947 Obituary [1]

"JOHN DIXON was an Associate Member of the Institution for forty-four years, having been elected in 1902.

He served a six years' apprenticeship, beginning in 1874, with Messrs. Robert Harvey and Company, Ltd., and with Messrs. Muir and Houston, Ltd., of Glasgow. During this period he attended classes at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow, and at the Heriot-Watt College in Edinburgh. After two years' experience as draughtsman to Messrs. John Meiklejohn and Son, of Dalkeith, he filled similar positions with Messrs. Easton and Anderson, Ltd., of Erith, and Messrs. Tangyes, Ltd., Birmingham.

Returning to London in 1889 he spent a further four years in the drawing office of Messrs. Easton and Anderson. He then entered into partnership with the late Mr. Thomas Young, M.I.Mech.E., of Glasgow, and either singly or jointly was responsible for the design of the lighting and electrical equipment of the Glasgow Exhibition of 1901. Among other undertakings the firm designed several ventilating and heating installations, including those for the three Glasgow Infirmaries. On the dissolution of the partnership in 1902 Mr. Dixon went into business on his own account as a consulting engineer and continued to practice until his death, which occurred on 22nd May 1946, at the age of eighty-seven. His activities embraced the carrying-out of many important schemes for the Glasgow Education Authority, and in addition, in the course of his long professional career (which extended to sixty-six years), the lighting and heating of churches, baths, and public buildings received his attention."


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