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Michael Scott (1818-1890)

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Michael Scott (1818-1890)

1848 Chief Engineer of the Liverpool Waterworks


1891 Obituary [1]

. . . . Assistant Engineer was wanted for the Bootle Water-works near Liverpool, and Mr. Scott applied for and obtained the appointment.

In 1846 he became Engineer-in-Chief to the Company, and successfully completed the undertaking.

When the Water-works were purchased by the Corporation of Liverpool in 1847, Mr. Scott was unanimously appointed Resident Engineer, and held that office till the end of 1849, when he proceeded to London and began business on his own account as a Civil Engineer. One of his first engagements was the superintendence as Resident Engineer of the construction of extensive harbour works at Goole, which he had designed.

In 1851 he was consulted by the Corporation of Swansea in connection with the water-supply for that town, and the Bill authorizing the works recommended in his report received the Royal Assent on the 30th June, 1862. About this time he invented an apparatus for laying large masses of concrete under water, everything being done by divers . . . [more]



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