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Harry Brown (1877-1924)

1925 Obituary [1]

HARRY BROWN died on December 20, 1924.

He was born in South Shields in 1877, and was the third son of Mr. George Brown, late of Birk Heads, Co. Durham. Mr. Brown received his early engineering training in the engine works and steel works departments of Messrs. Palmer's Shipbuilding and Iron Co., Ltd., of Jarrow-on-Tyne, and after spending a few years in the mercantile marine service joined the staff of the British Thomson-Houston Co., Ltd., of Rugby.

After a short experience in their power and mining department under Sir William J. Larke, he proceeded to Middlesbrough as manager of their office in that town, where he acted as their representative for several years.

Mr. Brown then returned to Rugby to assist in the development of electrical machinery for rolling-mills and collieries, and later joined the King's Norton Metal Company as chief engineer. He carried out the complete electrification of their works and rolling-mills, and was responsible for many of the great developments and extensions made during the war, including the building and equipment of a large cartridge-filling factory.

Latterly, he acted as an independent consulting engineer, and did much valuable work in connection with the equipment of various electrically driven rolling-mills for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Mr. Brown was elected a member of the Institute on July 20, 1921.

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