Collection DM - Autobiography by David Middleton - Engineering My Future

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GB 3516 DM


Autobiography by David Middleton - Engineering My Future


  • 2020 (Creation)

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1 volume

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David Middleton studied mechanical engineering at the Dundee technical College in the 1950s whilst serving an apprenticeship at the Caledon Shipyard in Dundee. The volume was donated to Abertay University for inclusion in the archive collections in 2020.

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David Middleton

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Autobiography by former mechanical engineering student at the Dundee Technical College.
"A Dundee Engineer's story from the dark days of World War 2 via post war austerity and the swinging sixties to the start of the twenty-first century.
Included are school days, apprenticeship at Caledon Shipyard Dundee and American precision manufacturing, University Education, industrial experience and an academic career at University of Dundee."

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No copies without prior permission of the author.

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  • English

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No conservation required

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