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Walter Brock

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Memorial at Glasgow Necropolis.
Memorial at Glasgow Necropolis.
Memorial at Glasgow Necropolis.

Walter Brock (1836-1907) of William Denny and Brothers

1836 Born in Glasgow

1865 Walter Brock, Manager, R. Napier and Sons, Vulcan Factory, Glasgow.[1]

1867 Patent to William Beardmore, Walter Brock and Alexander Carnegie Kirk for improvements in furnaces[2]

1869 Patent concerning improvements in slide valves[3]

c1870 Brock moved to Messrs Denny Brothers, Dumbarton[4]

1891 Walter Brock 55, engineer and shipbuilder, was visited by Alexander Carnegie Kirk 60, engineer shipbuilder, and his wife Ada Kirk 48; also several servants in the house in Levenford[5]

1895 Principal of Denny and Co, Dunbarton

1907 April 25th. Died


1907 Obituary [6]

. . . Mr. Walter Brock, of Dunbarton, who has been, since the decease of his partner and coadjutor, Dr. Peter Denny, the principal of the well-known Dunbarton firms of William Denny and Brothers, Shipbuilders, and Denny and Co, engineers. Mr Brock, who was in his seventy-second year, had long been in somewhat indifferent health, and the death in February of last year of his son, Henry W. Brock . . . [more]


1907 Obituary [7]



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Sources of Information

  1. 1865 Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  2. The London Gazette 11 October 1867
  3. The London Gazette 17 August 1869
  4. Civil Engineer Lists
  5. 1891 census
  6. The Engineer 1907/05/03
  7. Engineering 1907 Jan-Jun: Index: General Index