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William Crammond Martin

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William Crammond Martin (1862-1911) of W. C. Martin and Co

1861 Born in Dundee

1912 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM CRAMMOND MARTIN was a native of Dundee, and at the age of 17 entered the service of the National Telephone Company.

He was afterwards with the Brush Company of Scotland, and in 1883 went to Glasgow, and was with Messrs. Andrews & Co., Messrs. Mavor and Coulson, and Messrs. Paterson and Cooper.

In 1893 he commenced business on his own account, and his firm carried out a large amount of installation work on ships for lighting and power purposes. The firm obtained in one year electrical contracts for over thirty steamers, including the liner Mauretania, on which over 6,000 lights were installed, and 200 motors for various power purposes.

Mr. Martin was Chairman of the Scottish Section of the Electrical Contractors' Association, and served on the Glasgow Town Council.

His death took place on 29th October, 1911.

He was elected an Associate in 1893, and became an Associate Member in 1902, and a full Member in 1909

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