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Letter from A. Mackay, Secretary, Royal Technical College, Glasgow, to Thomas O'Beirne

Intimating that O'Beirne has been granted the National Certificate (Higher) in Mechanical Engineering by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and that his certificate will be forwarded to him as soon as it is received. With envelope, postmarked Glasgow, 24 July 1934 and addressed to Mr Thomas O'Beirne, 21 Circus Drive, Glasgow (crossed out and re-addressed to 'Invercauld, Guerney St., Stonehaven').

Letter from A[lexander] L. Mellanby, Royal Technical College, Glasgow, to Thomas O'Beirne

Reply to O'Beirne's letter of 7 January 1934 regarding the National Certificate Committee's regulations on examinations: 'It is unfortunate that the somewhat stupid rules of the National Certificate Committee should give you so much trouble, but I think the procedure indicated in your letter . . . is the one proper to take in the circumstances.'

Mellanby, Alexander Lawson, 1871-1951, engineer

Letter from Robert Pitt, Consulting Engineer, Milburn House, Newcastle-on-Tyne, to Thomas O'Beirne

Congratulates O'Beirne on his election as a Corporate Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Also expresses sympathy for the wartime bombing suffered by Clydebank: 'We heard of the 'Blitz' over Glasgow and regret to learn of so many deaths, etc. However, [we] are sure your people have the right spirit and will pay back many times over. Many of our towns have had similar rough times but are all quite cheery and waiting 'DER TAG' which will give us our revenge.'

Postcard from James Smith, Organizer, Joint Committee on the Organization of Classes in Science and Technology, Royal Technical College, Glasgow, to Thomas O'Beirne

Congratulates O'Beirne on his election to Corporate Membership of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Adds that 'Some day you might drop into College and go down to the basement and talk to Dr Russell about the work you would like done on Turret or Capstan lathes. The machines we have got will soon be ready for production and a talk with Dr Russell may be helpful to both of you.'

Thomas O'Beirne papers

  • GB 249 OM/472
  • Collection
  • 1934 - 1947

Correspondence relating to engineering qualifications; photograph of Royal Technical College students participating in the annual Student Charities Day; caricature drawing of Keith Speirs (known as 'Bindle'), Union Attendant at the Royal Technical College; copy of 'Uno Ygorra', the Glasgow Students' Charities Committee magazine.

O'Beirne, Thomas, 1910-1975, mechanical engineer

Uno Ygorra

Magazine produced by the Glasgow Students' Charities Committee to raise money for the annual Student Charities Week