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William Blair Smith

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William Blair Smith (1884- )

1922 M.I.E.E., Electrical Engineer, 29, Blackhall Street, Paisley. T. A.: "Kilowatt, Paisley." T. N.: 3125/6 Paisley. b. 1884; s. of R. M. Smith, journalist, of Greenock. m. d. of late Captain Paul H. Bendell, of Greenock. Ed. Gourock Central School and Greenock Academy. Greenock Technical College and Royal Technical College, Glasgow. Apprenticeship with Greenock Corporation (electrical), and with John G. Kincaid and Co., Ltd., engineers and boilermakers, Greenock (mechanical). Passed through the various sections of the Greenock Corporation Electricity Department, and latterly became Superintendent of the Installation and Motor Department and Showrooms of that undertaking; assisted with the preparation of plans and specifications for the large electric power station laid down by the Greenock Corporation for supplies to local shipyards and engineering works; Chief Assistant Electrical Engineer to the Greenock Corporation, 1914-18. Now Engineer and Manager of the Paisley Corporation Electricity Department. Publications: Various contributions to technical press on electrical engineering subjects.

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