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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

William John Anderson

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William John Anderson (1869-1931) of Wright, Anderson and Co

ca.1906 Birth of son William Morley Anderson


1931 Obituary [1]

WE hear, with regret, of the death of Mr. William John Anderson, who was managing director of Wright, Anderson and Co., Ltd., structural engineers, of Gateshead-on-Tyne and London.

Mr. Anderson was born in 1869 in Gateshead, and after finishing his education at private schools, was apprenticed to John Abbott and Co., Ltd., with whom he remained many years after his indentures were completed.

In 1908 Mr. J. Wright asked him to join him as partner in a structural engineering business, which be did. The firm did well, and in due course Mr. Anderson became managing director.

We understand that the business will, for the present at any rate, be carried on just as before, but with a director short.

Mr. Anderson was elected an associate member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in 1907, and a full member in 1914.

His death at a relatively early age robs the firm or a valuable and greatly respected member.


1931 Obituary [2]

WILLIAM JOHN ANDERSON, who died on 28th April 1931, was managing director of Messrs. Wright, Anderson and Company, structural engineers, of Gateshead-on-Tyne and London.

He was born at Gateshead in 1869, and was apprenticed to Messrs. John Abbott and Company, with whom he remained for many years after his indentures were completed, eventually taking charge of the drawing office.

In 1908 Mr. J. Wright asked Mr. Anderson to join him as partner in a structural engineering business, and on his accepting, the firm with which he had since been connected was founded. One of the most important orders which they carried out was a Government contract for aeroplane sheds about five years ago. They were also responsible for all the steel erections at the North-East Coast Exhibition in 1929.

Mr. Anderson became an Associate Member of the Institution in 1907 and a Member in 1914.


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