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Thomas John Anderson

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Thomas John Anderson (1881-1949)

1950 Obituary [1]

"THOMAS JOHN ANDERSON was associated with the firm of Messrs. Smith and McLean, Ltd., engineers, of Glasgow, during practically the whole of his professional career.

He was born in 1881, and served a five years' apprenticeship with Messrs. R. Napier and Sons, marine engineers, of Glasgow, on the conclusion of which, in 1900, he was employed as a fitter for a brief period at the Hyde Park locomotive works of Messrs. Neilson Reid and Company, Ltd. After serving as a volunteer during the latter part of the war in South Africa he began, in 1902, his long connection with Messrs. Smith and McLean (which lasted for over forty years) with the position of fitter. Subsequently he became assistant engineer, and from 1929 he held the appointment of chief mechanical engineer. Mr. Anderson, whose death occurred on 28th March 1949, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1943."

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