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Thomas Charles Pulman

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Thomas Charles Pulman (1866-1933), director of Worthington Simpson


1933 Obituary [1]

THOMAS CHARLES PULMAN became well known for his work on waterworks schemes carried out for his firm, Messrs. James Simpson and Company, in India and America and other parts of the world.

He went to India in 1892 and was engaged on contracts, and in 1897 was appointed manager of his company's business in India and the East. In addition he was for many years consulting engineer to the Indian Government.

Mr. Pulman was born in London in 1866 and received his technical training at the Polytechnic, Regent Street, London.

He commenced his apprenticeship in 1882 with Messrs. James Simpson, and in 1887 was appointed resident and supervising engineer of foreign contracts. On Mr. Pulman's return to England in 1910 he was appointed a member of the managing committee of Messrs. James Simpson and Company and manager of the associated firm of the Worthington Pump Company.

In 1912 he became a director of the latter company and in 1917 on the formation of Messrs. Worthington-Simpson he was elected to the board and was subsequently appointed managing director, a position which he held until his retirement in 1930.

He was a member of the Executive and Grand Councils of the Federation of British Industries, Vice-President of the British Engineers' Association, and a Member of Council of the British Electrical and Allied Manufacturers' Association.

He had been a Member of the Institution since 1898 and for many years acted as honorary auditor for the Benevolent Fund. He was also a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and had been a Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers since 1908.

His death occurred on 16th January 1933.


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