apprenticed to Palmer Brothers, of Jarrow-on-Tyne,
employed by the London and North Western Railway in the Railway Works at Crewe, as a draughtsman
employed in marine engineering by Pattison and Atkinson, the latter being his elder brother
employed by the National Boiler Insurance Company, of Manchester
1877 - began business as a consulting engineer
marine superintendent engineer for Mr. George Palmer's steamships.
1883 - worked for the British Gas Engine Co as managing director
1893 - chief engineer, later consulting engineer at Crossley Brothers, retired 1912