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Robert Henderson (1873-1949)

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Robert Henderson (1873-1949)


1950 Obituary [1]

"ROBERT HENDERSON was an Associate Member of the Institution for forty-eight years, having been elected in 1901. He received his technical education at George Heriot's Hospital School, Edinburgh, and obtained his practical training, from 1887 to 1892, with Messrs. James Milne and Son, Ltd., of the same city, in whose service he continued as junior draughtsman for a further two years.

After a brief engagement as chief draughtsman to Messrs. Dale and Oliver, of Kirkcaldy, he returned to Messrs. James Milne and Son and held a similar position until 1903, when he became a partner in the firm of Messrs. W. M. Melville and Henderson, Kirkcaldy, engineers.

In 1910 he began to practise as a consulting engineer in Glasgow, and at the same time acted as representative for Messrs. Peter Brotherhood, Ltd., of Peterborough, engineers. Mr. Henderson continued to represent with great ability the interests of that firm in Scotland for nearly thirty years, being chiefly concerned with the supervision of contracts for the Admiralty and foreign governments. These included the provision of a variety of plant for warships, such as high-pressure air compressors, turbo-electric generating machinery, and other auxiliaries. His death occurred at Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, on 1st October 1949, at the age of seventy-seven."


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