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Joseph Leonard Goldie

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Joseph Leonard Goldie (1877-1947)

1949 Obituary [1]

"JOSEPH LEONARD GOLDIE (formerly GOLDARBEITER) was born in Russia in 1877, and educated at St. Peter's College, Petrograd, and at Crefeld Technical College in Germany. After serving his time from 1895 to 1898 with the firm of Messrs. L. Goldarbeiter, textile manufacturers, Petrograd, he took a three years' course of mechanical and electrical engineering at University College London. He then returned to Russia to become engineer in-charge of the mechanical department of Messrs. Goldarbeiter's Successors.

Subsequently he was assistant general manager of the Kraenholm cotton spinning and weaving mills at Narva, Russia, a concern employing a personnel of more than 10,000. On relinquishing this position he went into business on his own account in Petrograd as an engineering merchant and also acted as representative for several British firms, including Messrs. John I. Thornycroft and Company, Ltd., and Messrs. John Fowler and Company, Ltd., of Leeds. After holding office for some four or five years as managing director of a private company in London he was employed from 1923 to 1932 by Messrs. John Fowler and Company, first as their travelling representative on the Continent and in South America, then as London manager and finally as export and continental manager. The remainder of his career was spent as a consultant and agent in London, specializing in tractors and agricultural implements generally. Mr. Goldie's death occurred in October 1947. He had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1902."

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