George Cameron Douglas

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1915 Obituary

George Cameron Douglas was born at Inverness on 11th March 1856.

He was educated at the High School and Royal Academy, Inverness and Tain, and acquired his technical education at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College and the University of St. Andrews.

He began his apprenticeship in 1872 at the Highland Railway Works, and in 1878 entered those of the North British Railway at Cowlairs.

A year later he was engaged as a draughtsman by Messrs. L. Sterne and Co., Ltd., of the Crown Iron Works, Glasgow, and in 1881 became their chief draughtsman.

This position he held until 1883, when he was appointed assistant engineer to Messrs. Thompson, Son and Co., Douglas Foundry, Dundee. While in Glasgow he followed higher courses of engineering at the College of Science and Art and the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College. He took the gold medal in mechanical engineering and was for a time assistant to Professor Jamieson.

In 1887 he set up in business on his own account as Consulting Engineer and Patent Agent, and soon became an authority on patent laws, co-operating with others towards their improvement, besides giving evidence on several occasions as an expert before special Committees.

In addition to Papers and articles on patent laws, Mr. Douglas contributed a Paper to this Institution on the "Watt Dredger Engine," which was published in the Proceedings, July 1907, page 783.

His death took place at West Newport, Dundee, on 24th April 1915, at the age of fifty-nine.

He was elected a Member of this Institution in 1903.




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