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John Wallace Livingstone Jones

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John Wallace Livingstone Jones (1874-1934)

1934 Obituary [1]

JOHN WALLACE LIVINGSTONE JONES was Scottish representative of International Combustion, Ltd., for twenty-five years.

He was born in 1874 and received his technical education at Birmingham Technical College.

In 1890 he commenced a five years' apprenticeship to Messrs. John Hands and Sons, of Birmingham, after which he spent a short period in the Elswick workshops of Sir W. G. Armstrong, Whitworth and Company, Ltd.

He was then employed for eighteen months as an erector in the Deptford works of Messrs. Humphrys, Tennant and Company, Ltd.

In 1897 he went to sea as assistant engineer on vessels belonging to the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, and from 1899 to 1901 on those of the Shaw Savill and Albion Company.

He then worked for a brief period as third engineer with the Atlantic Transport Company, after which he returned to London and became inspector of machinery to the London Hydraulic Power Company, Ltd.

In 1907 he was appointed representative to the Underfeed Stoker Company, Ltd., and was largely instrumental in the successful establishment of two new types of mechanical stokers. The firm later became merged in that of International Combustion, Ltd. In 1909 Mr. Jones took up his position as Scottish representative, with headquarters in Glasgow.

His death occurred at Largs on 28th November 1934.

He had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1907.

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