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John Eteson Robinson

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John Eteson Robinson (1857-1925)


1925 Obituary [1]

JOHN ETESON ROBINSON was born in London on 28th June 1857, and was educated at University College School and at Totteridge.

From 1873-78 he served an apprenticeship with Messrs. Wailes and Robinson (his father), engineers, London, and then went successively as draughtsman in various works in Manchester.

In 1884 he started in business on his own account, specializing in agricultural and mining machinery, and in 1891 accepted the post of Chief Engineer to Messrs. Kayser, Ellison and Co., Ltd., steel, file, and wire manufacturers, of Sheffield. This position he held for nearly thirty-five years.

His death took place in Leeds on 4th March 1925, following an operation.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1919.



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