WE regret to note that the death of MR. JOHN W. W. DRYSDALE is recorded in the Engineer for June 25 as having occurred on June 21. Mr. Drysdale was in his seventy-second year, and was one of the founders of the well-known Glasgow firm of Drysdale and Co., Ltd. He finished his education at Glasgow University under Prof. Macquorn Rankine, and thereafter started a small works in conjunction with a fellow-student, Mr. Lewis J. Pirrie, son of Principal Pirrie of Aberdeen. Centrifugal pumps formed their outstanding speciality from the first, and the firm has acquired a wide reputation for its products. Mr. Drysdale was a member of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland.
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[Obituaries]. Nature 105, 590 (1920). https://doi.org/10.1038/105590a0