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Ewart Charles Amos

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Ewart Charles Amos (1866-1936), Mechanical engineer and author

1898 Article published in The Engineering Times as Edward C. Amos, signed E.J. Amos

1899 Wrote for The Engineering Times.

1901 Article on modern workshop practice [1]

1901 Living at Eastdene, Grange Road, Cheam (age 34 born Shepherds Bush), Consulting Engineer and Employer. With his wife Rose L. (age 32 born Norwood). One servant. [2]

1936 Q1. Died

1936 Obituary [3]

EWART CHARLES AMOS took a special interest in the introduction of pneumatic tools into engineering workshops and shipyards in this country.

He was born in 1866 and served a five years' pupilage in the general engineering works of Messrs. John C. Fell and Company, London. After gaining commercial experience and occupying the positions of draughtsman and buyer to London merchant firms, he went into business on his own account in 1888, as a consulting engineer, also as London representative of Messrs. James Butler and Company, machine tool makers, of Halifax. Subsequently he became representative of several other machine tool makers and engineering firms.

He continued in this business until his retirement in 1920, when he was succeeded by his brother, Mr. H. C. Amos, M.I.Mech.E.

Mr. Amos was elected a Graduate of the Institution as far back as 1885, and was transferred to Membership in 1891. In 1900 he read an important paper entitled "Portable Pneumatic Tools," and during succeeding years he frequently contributed to discussions on Institution papers. He also contributed articles on machine tools, pneumatic tools, and kindred subjects to the technical press.

His death occurred on 24th March 1936.

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Sources of Information

  1. Fielden’s Magazine Vol 4
  2. 1901 Census
  3. 1936 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries