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Thomas William Andrews

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Thomas William Andrews (c1886-1949)

1950 Obituary [1]

"THOMAS WILLIAM ANDREWS was in the service of the South Metropolitan Gas Company and its successor, the South Eastern Gas Board, from his apprenticeship, which he served from 1903 to 1912, until the time of his death, which occurred on 14th October 1949, at the age of sixty-three.

During that long period he went through the pattern shop and brass foundry. He was first engaged upon the supervision of repairs, and, later, became responsible to the chief mechanical engineer for the maintenance of all the mechanical plant of a station with a capacity of eleven million cubic feet, and also for the efficient working of sixty-five Lancashire steam boilers. Since 1923 he had held the position of technical adviser, with responsibility for the conduct of fuel trials and the investigation of operating conditions in various undertakings.

During the war of 1914-18 he served for a brief period in H.M. Forces and subsequently was employed as a supervisor of shell production for the Ministry of Munitions. Mr. Andrews was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1936."

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