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Robert Tomlinson

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Robert Tomlinson (c1876-1949)


1950 Obituary [1]

"ROBERT THOMLINSON was in the service of the London County Council as superintendent engineer of pumping stations for nearly thirty years. He received his technical training at the West Bromwich Science School and served an apprenticeship with Mr. J. G. Marshall, Birmingham, constructional engineer, from 1890 to 1895. He then joined the staff of Messrs. Chance Brothers, Birmingham, as junior draughtsman, and later was engaged as assistant engineer in the lighthouse and glassworks departments of that firm.

In 1904 he took up a similar appointment with the United Alkali Company, Ltd., at Gateshead, where he remained until 1912 when he began his long period of service with the London County Council from which he retired in 1941. Mr. Thomlinson had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1913. His death occurred at Canterbury on 24th August 1949 in his seventy-third year."


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