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Thomas Clark Kinnear

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Thomas Clark Kinnear (c1897-1947)

1948 Obituary [1]

"THOMAS CLARK KINNEAR, B.Sc., was educated at the Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh, where he graduated B.Sc. in engineering (London) in 1924, and served his apprenticeship from 1913 to 1919 with Messrs. Douglas and Grant, Ltd., general engineers, of Kirkaldy, in whose employment he continued as a designer and estimator until 1926 when he was made works manager. In the following year he joined the staff of Imperial Chemical Industries, Ltd., at Northwich, and was engaged on the design of steel structures. He resigned this position in 1930 on account of ill health. His next appointment, which he obtained in 1934, was that of chief engineer to Messrs. Farmer's Glory, Ltd., breakfast food manufacturers, of Huntingdon, with responsibility for the design of the plant and the erection and running of the factory. From 1935 to 1940 he held a succession of brief appointments as designer to the following firms: The Sentinel Wagon Company, Ltd., in London; Messrs. Baker Perkins, makers of chocolate machinery, Peterborough; and Messrs. Robert Boby, Ltd., general engineers, of Bury St. Edmunds. His final position was that of technical assistant to the Hughes Green Engineering Company, Ltd., of Bristol, for whom he was also engaged on design. Mr. Kinnear, whose death in his fiftieth year occurred on 27th March 1947, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1935."

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