James Atkinson 1846 - 1914

born in:
Bolton, Bolton borough, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom

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