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John George Gass

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John George Gass (c1894-1947)

1948 Obituary [1]

"JOHN GEORGE GASS was associated with the erection, manufacture, and maintenance of sugar factory machinery during most of his career. He served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Sir W. G. Armstrong, Whitworth and Company, Ltd., of Newcastle upon Tyne, from 1910 to 1915, and during the same period attended classes at the Gateshead Technical School and the Elswick Technical Institute. In 1916 he joined the Royal Navy and served as Engine Room Artificer for three years. After some experience in the drawing office of Messrs. Armstrong and Main, Ltd., hydraulic engineers, he went to India as engineer of the Marhowrah sugar factory of Messrs. Begg, Sutherland and Company, Ltd., makers of sugar machinery, and later became assistant works manager at their engineering works. On the conclusion of a brief engagement as draughtsman to the Parsons' Marine Steam Turbine Company, Ltd., at Wallsend, he took up an appointment in 1926 as chief engineer to the Burma Sugar Company, Ltd., with whom he remained until 1940, when he was released in order to take up work of national importance with Imperial Chemical Industries, Ltd., at Huddersfield. Mr. Gass, whose death occurred on 10th August 1947, at the age of fifty-three, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1934."

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