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Andrew Wylie

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Andrew Wylie (1823-1900)

1900 Obituary [1]

ANDREW WYLLIE was born at Montrose on 5th January 1823, and was educated at the Montrose Academy.

In 1839 he was apprenticed to Messrs. R. and W. Hawthorn, of Newcastle-on-Tyne, where he served five years in the workshops. On the completion of his apprenticeship he worked for a short period in the shops, and then went into the drawing office where he remained about four years; after which he returned to his native town, and became a partner in the Montrose Foundry.

In 1853 he removed to Liverpool, and entered the works of Messrs. George Forrester and Co., Vauxhall Foundry, as manager. In the following year he joined that firm as a partner, and remained there until 1887, when he retired from business.

He contributed to this Institution a Paper on a Portable Steam-Riveter in 1865 (Proceedings, page 129). This riveter was referred to by Mr. Macfarlane Gray in his remarks at the February Meeting, 1900 (Proceedings, page 151).

His death took place at his residence in Southport after an illness of a few days on 26th January 1900, at the age of seventy-seven.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1865.

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