Sir George Burton Hunter

SIR GEORGE BURTON HUNTER: K.B.E., cr. 1918; D.Sc., J.P., M.C.I.N.A., M.I.C.E.; Chairman of Swan, Hunter and Wingham Richardson Ltd., Shipbuilders and Engineers, Wallsend-on Tyne, and connected with several other shipbuilding and engineering companies; Director of Newcastle-upon-Tyne Electric Supply Co., Ltd.; Barclay, Curle & Co., Ltd., Glasgow; Wallsend Slipway and Engineering Co. Ltd., Wallsend; b. Sunderland, 19 Dec. 1845; educ.: privately. Served apprenticeship with W. Pile Hay & Co., shipbuilders Sunderland, and afterwards two years with R. Napier & Sons, Glasgow; founded with S. P. Austin the shipbuilding firm of S. P. Austin and Hunter, 1874; in 1880 this partnership dissolved, and he became principal partner in C. S. Swan and Hunter, Wallsend-on-Tyne, now Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson, Ltd., pioneered in erecting large glazed sheds with electric cranes over shipbuilding ships. Address: The Willows, Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne. T.A.: Hunter, The Willows, Newcastle-on-Tyne. T.: Jesmond 27. M.; X2816, B.B. 8572.




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