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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Robert Scott Easton

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Robert Scott Easton (1873-1920)


1921 Obituary [1]

ROBERT SCOTT EASTON was born in Glasgow on 28th March 1873.

He was educated at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College, and served an apprenticeship of six years with F. Braby and Co., Ltd., Glasgow.

On its completion in 1892 he was engaged in the drawing-office of Francis Morton and Co., Ltd., Liverpool, for five years, and in 1897 became chief works draughtsman to A. and J. Slain and Co., Ltd., Glasgow.

He went to India in 1901 as engineering draughtsman with Burn and Co., Ltd., Howrah, and acted in a similar capacity with Jessop and Co., Ltd., Calcutta, from 1902-6, when he took up the post of engineering draughtsman with Geo. Gahagan and Co., Bombay.

Three years later he became General Manager to Turnbull Brothers, Ltd., Calcutta, for whom he carried out several large contracts.

His death took place on 4th October 1920, at the age of forty-seven.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1910.



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