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John George Linton (1855–1917)

By the death of Mr John G. [George] Linton, which occurred at his residence, Clyde street, Parkside, on April 12, the State has been robbed of one of its most skilful engineers. For the past 30 years he had been in the employment of 'The Advertiser' and during that period the whole of the machinery for the production of the great daily was completely revolutionised. The ordinary hand-fed machines gave place to the perfecting presses of the present day; direct-coupled electrical equipment replaced steam power; and the up to-date linotype composing machines were substituted for hand composition with movable type. Mr. Linton had a large share in solving the engineering problems in the course of the work. His advice was much sought after in all parts of the State on engineering matters, and he was possessed of a genial disposition that made him a general favorite. He was much trusted by his employer and loved by his fellow-workers.

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'Linton, John George (1855–1917)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


25 January, 1855
Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


12 April, 1917 (aged 62)
Parkside, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (brain)

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