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Thomas B. Wright

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Thomas B. Wright (1878- )

1922 A.M.I.E.E., Electrical Engineer, 136, Bothwell Street, Glasgow. T. A.: "Light, Glasgow." T. N.: Central 6021. b. 1878. Ed. Glasgow University and Technical College. Six years' apprenticeship in the workshops of Anderson and Munro, electrical engineers; 3 years at Glasgow University and classes at Technical College; 6 years charge of drawing office and estimating departments; became General Manager and Chairman when the firm changed to a private limited company. It is the oldest firm of electrical engineers and contractors in the kingdom, having started electrical work in the early seventies (the firm was started in 1840). Chairman, Glasgow and West of Scotland Branch of the Electrical Contractors' Association; President, Electrical Contractors' Association of Scotland, 1916-9; Member of the National Joint Industrial Council for the Electrical Contracting Industry; Member of the National Joint Industrial Council. Member of the. Royal Scottish Automobile Club. War Services.—All classes of electrical work, power, lighting and special services for Admiralty, War Office, Ministry of Munitions, Air Service. Also converted part of works into manufactory for the aluminium and metal detail parts of aeroplanes.

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