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Patrick Murray Scott

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Patrick Murray Scott (c1872-1944)

1946 Obituary [1]

PATRICK MURRAY SCOTT, who was elected a Member of the Institution in 1917, spent almost the whole of his professional career in the Far East. On the conclusion of a seven years' apprenticeship with the India Rubber, Gutta Percha and Telegraph Works Company, Ltd., in 1896, he was employed as a mechanic at Woolwich Arsenal for two years. He then served as marine engineer from 1898 to 1906 in various vessels including those of the China Navigation Company. During this period he obtained his Board of Trade First-Class Engineer's Certificate.

After holding temporary positions as assistant engineer to the Anderson Meyer Company and as mechanical engineer at one of the collieries of the Chinese Syndicate he was appointed assistant manager to Messrs. Arnhold and Company, general engineers. Four years later he was appointed mechanical engineer at a colliery and held this position until 1917 when he became engaged as representative on behalf of various British manufacturing concerns. In 1923 Mr. Scott began a connexion with Messrs. Babcock and Wilcox as their engineer in China and Japan, and from 1925 until his retirement eleven years later acted as the firm's engineer and manager at Singapore.

His death occurred on 27th October 1944, in his seventy-second year.

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