November 1928 the management of Glasgow Engineering was taken over by Allen Morris upon the death of James Scott. Allen Morris was born at Mount Barker in South Australia in 1864, and had come to Launceston in his early twenties to work in the engineering shop of Mr James Scott. He later joined the firm Salisbury Scott and Co when the two businesses amalgamated. In 1896 Allen joined the firm of Bogle and Clark later the Glasgow Engineering Company to assist with the building of the Tamar Street Bridge. Allen with his wife lived at 139 Paterson Street, Launceston. He was a life member of the Tamar Yacht Club and had owned two motor boats during his time as a member, The Florrie and the Daisy. During his time at Glasgow Engineering Company he had worked his way from the position of foreman, which he had held for many years with much success, to that of the works manager of the company. He married Margaret and had one daughter Amy, who never married. In 1937, Allen Morris retired due to ill health and was replaced by Barton Hutton, who had joined the company as an apprentice fitter and turner.

Allen Morris passed away on April 24, 1946 aged 82 . After the death of her father Amy Morris sold her shares to Barton Hutton.

From the Examiner Thursday 25 April 1946

MORRIS -On April 24, 1946. at the General Hospital, Launceston, Allen, dearly beloved husband of Margaret Morris, of 139 Paterson St., and loving father of Amy, in his 82nd year. Late of Glasgow Engineering Co.

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