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Thomas Maxwell Grant

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Thomas Maxwell Grant (1846-1910)


1910 Obituary [1]

THOMAS MAXWELL GRANT was born in Glasgow on 24th December 1846.

He served an apprenticeship with Messrs. Neilson, Hyde Park Locomotive Works, Glasgow, and on its completion went as draughtsman to Messrs. Barclay and Co., Kilmarnock.

Subsequently he entered into partnership, and started the Townholm Engine Works, Kilmarnock.

In 1884 he retired from the firm to become manager of the Glasgow Locomotive Works, Springburn.

On the amalgamation of that firm with Messrs. Sharp, Stewart and Co., in 1888, he became managing director of Messrs. Napier Brothers, Glasgow, in which position he remained until 1899, when ill-health compelled his retirement.

His death took place in Glasgow on 27th May 1910, at the age of sixty-three.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1895.


1910 Obituary [2]

THOMAS MAXWELL GRANT died on May 27, 1910.

He was born on December 24, 1846, and served his apprenticeship with the firm of Messrs. Nelson of Hydepark, Glasgow. He then proceeded to Messrs. Andrew Barclay, Sons & Co. of Kilmarnock as draughtsman, and was afterwards appointed manager.

He then started the Townholm Engine Works, Kilmarnock, under the style of Messrs. Grant, Ritchie & Co., leaving there in 1884 to become manager of the Clyde Iron Works, Springburn.

When that firm amalgamated with Messrs. Sharp, Stewart and Co., he became managing director of Messrs. Napier Brothers, Ltd. in 1888, in which position he remained until his retirement from business some twelve years ago, owing to ill-health.

He was a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1886.


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