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Samuel McAdam Scott

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Samuel McAdam Scott (c1880-1889)


1951 Obituary [1]

"SAMUEL MCADAM SCOTT was a valued member of the staff of Messrs. Cadbury Brothers, Ltd., Bournville, to which he had been head draughtsman for many years. His theoretical training in engineering extended over ten years, from 1894 to 1904, and was obtained at the Birmingham Municipal Technical School, where he acted later as examination teacher.

He served his apprenticeship in Birmingham between 1896 and 1903 with Mr. T. Chatwin and was trained at the Ladywood Foundry and at Mr. Chatwin's branch establishments, the Auto Supply Co, and British Peerless Water, Ltd. He then joined Messrs. Tangyes, Ltd., and served in the gas department for ten years, rising from junior to head draughtsman's assistant.

In the course of his work for the firm he met with considerable success in the conduct of experiments in connection with suction gas-producers and was closely concerned with the design of special machinery for the manufacture of chocolate. He began his long association with Messrs. Cadbury Brothers in 1913 and remained with them to the end of his active career. Following the 1914-18 war his services were lent as resident technical liaison officer at the works of Messrs. W. Sisson and Company, Ltd., Gloucester, at that time building a wide range of special machinery for Messrs. Cadbury Brothers. On the completion of this task he resumed his duties in the engineer's office at Bournville. Mr. Scott had considerable powers of invention and it is interesting to note that he gave much of his spare time to the design of apparatus to meet the individual needs of the disabled. He had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1919 and had twice served as president of the Birmingham Association of Mechanical Engineers. His death in his seventy-first year occurred on 7th January 1951."


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