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Richard Moreland, Junior

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of Richard Moreland and Son

Richard Moreland (c1833-1927) of Richard Moreland and Son

son of Richard Moreland

1927 Obituary [1]

RICHARD MORELAND entered into partnership with his father as Richard Moreland and Son, millwrights and engineers, in Old Street, London, as long ago as 1857, being then twenty-four years of age.

The firm manufactured the plant required by the brewers round London, and the tower at Charrington's Brewery, Mile End, is one of the best examples of Mr. Moreland's work. He was also concerned with the design and manufacture of coal tips for the Bute Docks at Cardiff, steam and hydraulic capstans for the dockyards at Plymouth, Chatham and Devonport, and constructional iron-work for the Midland Hotel, St. Pancras, De Keyser's Hotel and Queen's Hall. The firm, under his supervision, constructed and repaired a number of water-works engines, some of which were beam engines.

He was fond of sketching in water colours, and retained his interest in scientific problems until within three months of his death on 12th January 1927.

Mr. Moreland became a Member of the Institution in 1880.

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