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Robert Stringer (1881-1940)
1940 Obituary 
ROBERT STRINGER, who died on 25th January 1940, was connected with the oil industry for over thirty years. He was born in 1881 and was educated in Halifax. He was apprenticed with Messrs. Cole, Marchent, and Morley, Ltd., of Bradford, from 1896 to 1901, and at the same time he attended evening classes, under Professor Charnock, at the Municipal Technical College.
On completing his training he joined the staff of Messrs. Edward Ripley and Son, Ltd., of Bradford, as a draughtsman, and after leaving the company in 1903 he held similar positions with a number of firms, including Messrs. Dick, Kerr and Company, Ltd., of Preston, and Messrs. Davey, Paxman and Company, Ltd., of Colchester. He became technical and consultant engineer to the Vacuum Oil Company, Ltd., in 1906, and during the next twelve years he travelled to Australia, New Zealand, and New York in the firm's interests.
From 1918 to 1920 he practised as a consulting oil engineer in America and Europe. He was then appointed managing director and lubricating oil expert of the Record Oil and Grease Company, Ltd., a position which he held until his death.
He was elected a Graduate of the Institution in 1904 and was transferred to Associate Membership in 1907.