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Robert Nelson

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Robert Nelson (1874- )

Met William McLellan at college; they were lifelong friends

One of the first members of staff of Merz and McLellan

1902 Worked on the design of Carville Power Station

1907 Became the first electrical inspector of mines

WWI Worked in Coal Control

Rejoined Merz and McLellan

1922 M.I.E.E., M.I.Min.E., Cons. Engr. with Merz and McLellan, Westminster, and Newcastle-upon-Tyne; Director of Min. and Industrial Power Section of the firm; b. 1874. Ed. Liverpool Inst. and Liverpool University. Training: Cochran and Co., Birkenhead; and Harland and Wolff, Belfast. Has devoted attention to the practical applications of electricity in works and coal mines; member of Home Office Committee on Electricity in Mines, 1910, and for 10 years H.M. Elec. Inspector of Mines; Member B.E.S.A. Committees, 1912-14; Member of B.O.T. Committee on Explosions in Street Mains, 1914; Papers on " Electricity in. Mines," Inst. of Min. Engrs., 1909-1912-13; and other Papers on similar subjects. Address: 32, Victoria Street, S.W.I.

1927 Became a partner with William McLellan in McLellan and Partners

1939 Retired

Director of the Galloway Water Power Co, later chairman until nationalization.

1960 Died


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Sources of Information

  • The Times June 21, 1960