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John Marsland (d.1941)

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John Marsland (c1882-1941)

1941 Obituary [1]

JOHN MARSLAND received his technical education at Battersea Polytechnic and the Manchester School of Technology, and served his apprenticeship in the workshops of Messrs. Taylor, Lang and Company, at Stalybridge, from 1895 to 1898. He gained further experience in the drawing offices of the Clayton Engineering Company, Manchester, and Messrs. Hick, Hargreaves, Ltd., from 1899 to 1902.

From 1903 to 1908, he was draughtsman to Messrs. James Simpson and Company, Ltd., and in 1909 was appointed assistant chief draughtsman to Messrs. Mather and Platt, a post which he held until 1913. In 1914 he became chief designing engineer to Messrs. Worthington-Simpson, Ltd., at Newark on Trent and retained that position until his retirement in April 1940. He was responsible for the design of a large number of waterworks pumping plants, including pumps for the Metropolitan Water Board, and irrigation plant for overseas contracts.

Mr. Marsland was elected a Member of the Institution in 1920 and rendered valuable service as a member of the committee of the East Midlands Branch. His death occurred on 1st January 1941 in his fifty-ninth year.

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