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James Ernest Brown Stirling

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James Ernest Brown Stirling (1900-1946)

1947 Obituary [1]

"JAMES ERNEST BROWN STIRLING, whose death occurred on 17th December 1946, at the age of forty-six, spent most of his professional career in the drawing offices of locomotive works. He received his theoretical training in mechanical engineering at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow, while serving his apprenticeship with the North British Locomotive Company, Ltd., from 1917 to 1922, in whose employment he continued as an improver for a further two years. From 1924 to 1936 he was engaged by the following firms as a locomotive draughtsman: Messrs. Nasmyth Wilson and Company, Ltd., of Manchester; Messrs. Robert Stephenson and Company, Ltd., of Darlington; and Sir W. G. Armstrong-Whitworth and Company, Ltd., of Newcastle upon Tyne. In this last position he rose to be leading draughtsman. He then became assistant section leader in the drawing office of Messrs. Babcock and Wilcox, Ltd., at Renfrew. His final appointment, which he held from 1945, was that of inspecting engineer with Messrs. Rendel, Palmer, and Tritton, consulting engineers, of Westminster. Mr. Stirling was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1933."

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