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James Thomson Smith

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James Thomson Smith (1880-1915)

1915 Obituary [1]

JAMES THOMSON SMITH was born at Carluke, Scotland, on 26thf September 1880.

He was educated at Carluke Public School and received his technical education at Carluke Higher Grade School, studying afterwards at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow.

He served an apprenticeship office years with Messrs. A. and J. Stewart and Clydesdale, Ltd., Mossend, near Glasgow, now Messrs. Stewarts and Lloyds, becoming one of their draughtsmen in 1903.

After holding this post until 1905, he joined the Steel Co. of Scotland as first assistant draughtsman, but in 1906 returned to Messrs. Stewarts and Lloyds, with whom he remained until the time of his death.

From 1910 Mr. Smith was also engaged as teacher of Engineering Drawing in the continuation classes under the Carluke School Board. He had a wide knowledge of engineering generally, but was especially conversant with the economical use of fuels, and the building and working of regenerative gas-furnaces.

His death took place at Carluke on 3rd June 1915, in his thirty-fifth year.

He was elected an Associate Member of this Institution in 1912.

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