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William Rodger

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William Rodger (1843-1893)

care of Messrs. Ralli Brothers, Bombay (or care of Messrs. Duncan Stewart and Co., London Road Iron Works, Glasgow.)

1893 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM RODGER was born at Barrhead, near Glasgow, in 1843.

He served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Blackwood and Gordon, Port Glasgow.

In 1865 he went out to India in the service of the British India Steam Navigation Co.

In 1874 he was in the employ of Messrs. Jules Siegfried and Co. as engineer of a cotton press at Kattiawar; and afterwards superintending engineer for the Sassoon Press Co. in Bombay.

In 1876 he went home to Glasgow, returning to Bombay in 1879, where he commenced business as a consulting engineer and machinery agent.

At the end of 1881 he became engineer to Messrs. Rlli Brothers' cotton press and ginning factories in the Berars; which appointment he held until 1884, when he had to leave India on account of ill health.

He remained in Glasgow until 1888, when he again returned to India as engineer in Khandesh for Messrs. Gaddum Bythell and Co.

Latterly he was in the employ of Messrs. Volkart Brothers in their flour mill at Delhi, with whom he remained until his death, which took place in a railway carriage at Jeypore, on his way from Delhi to Bombay, on 15th March 1893, at the age of fifty.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1879.

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