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Robert Gosby Wood

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Robert Gosby Wood (c1870-1950)

1950 Obituary [1]

"ROBERT GOSBY WOOD, whose death in his eightieth year occurred in Glasgow on 31st March 1950, was elected a Member of the Institution in 1905. He obtained his practical training in the marine engineering works of Messrs. Caird and Company, Ltd., Greenock, from 1888 to 1893, in whose employment he continued as a draughtsman for a further six years.

He then went to Belfast to join the staff of Messrs. Workman, Clark and Company, Ltd., engineers and shipbuilders, as assistant chief draughtsman, with whom he remained until 1902.

After acting for a brief period as chief draughtsman to Messrs. Aiton and Company, London, general engineers, he became assistant engineer in charge of the drawing office of Messrs. Willan and Robinson, Ltd., Rugby, mechanical engineers, where, two years later, he became engineer designer. In 1918 he was sales manager for Scotland, and continued in that capacity for a year with the English Electric Company, Ltd., on its formation in 1918. Later Mr. Wood became joint manager for Scotland and Ireland, a position he held until his retirement from active life."

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