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William Gosling

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William Gosling ( -1927) of Spear and Jackson

1927 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM GOSLING, who was chief engineer for Messrs. Spear and Jackson of Sheffield, was born in Canada.

Early in life he came to Sheffield where he was trained at the University and in the works of Messrs. Vickers, Sons and Maxim.

He worked in the shops of Messrs. Edgar Allen and Company, and the Rotherham Forge and Rolling Mills, and from 1905 to 1910 was a draughtsman with Messrs. John Brown and Company.

In the latter year he joined Messrs. Spear and Jackson as works engineer, and his appointment as chief engineer was made in 1918. Whilst with this firm he introduced an improved inserted-tooth circular saw for cutting metal which proved very successful.

Mr. Gosling became an Associate Member of the Institution in 1919 and his death occurred on 16th October 1927.

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