Post Number: 10
|Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 05:29 pm: ||
I would like to let all those whom had contact with Mr Aub Rose know that he had passed away last week and he business has now ceased to operate, at this stage.A true gentlemen who always tried to help others.
Post Number: 294
|Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 05:38 pm: ||
Sorry I haven't heard of him. What business was he in? Where?
In any event its always a sad day when a friend passes
Post Number: 41
|Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 06:30 pm: ||
This is indeed sad news. Although I never met him I understand from those who did know him that he was a lovely man and very knowlegable. Our marine engine fraternity will miss him greatly.
Post Number: 6
|Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 07:54 pm: ||
A couple of years ago I took my dead TXRR to him from the family boat and mentioned that I had watched 'some old guy 20 years ago hand trim the crank shaft white-metal bearings'. He sort of proudly said 'that would have been me, I'm 84 and a half now'.
He did lament that he couldn't find any one to take over the business - the apprentices he had trained over the years had mostly moved into management roles and 'didn't want to get their hands dirty any more' and enthusiastic amateurs looking for a nice business opportunity were all scared off when they discovered how much he made by hand.
He certainly had the knack for shaping metal.
It's rare these days to find some one so keen and committed to their trade and also so willing to talk to others about it.
He never really retired either, he kept pottering away in his factory workshop rebuilding engines.
neil r jones
Post Number: 5
|Posted on Thursday, May 01, 2008 - 05:47 am: ||
Thank you Garry Edwards,it will take a while to filter this information to people all over Australia.
Sadly also with Aub's passing goes the history of Blaxland marine engines.
Aub told me recently that he started work with Blaxland (Mr Blaxland was a descendent of the famous Australian explorer)and that Mr Blaxland would invite staff regularly to his Vaucluse home.
Aub's only son died also in late april a few years ago aged 42 when Aub was then 84.
Let's hope in memory of Mr Rose we can get a history of these engines which go back almost 100 yrs starting from Chapman-Sherrack-Blaxland-Rae-Repco etc.
Post Number: 39
|Posted on Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 09:16 pm: ||
As can be seen from my posts in this forum my life has been enlightened by the privilidge to have known Aub. He was a true example of his generation and an utmost proffesional and perfectionist.
If he had of worked for Holden or Ford he would have had his picture in their head offices as was his dedication to a little company that produced a humble petrol engine.
Aub you and your work will be missed imensley by all.
Mate you are in our memory as a great Australian.
Post Number: 258
|Posted on Monday, May 12, 2008 - 12:06 am: ||
Sorry to hear this sad news John.Although I had never met him I had heard of him and his exceptional knowledge.
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Tuesday, October 07, 2008 - 10:47 pm: ||
Sorry to hear about Aub, I took a photo of him and his workshop early 2008.I will try and attach it.
Post Number: 42
|Posted on Wednesday, October 08, 2008 - 03:35 am: ||
The photo would be a nice touch to end this thread I reckon.
Post Number: 946
|Posted on Monday, October 13, 2008 - 09:18 am: ||
Photo provided by Ross:
neil r jones
Post Number: 11
|Posted on Friday, October 17, 2008 - 02:26 am: ||
Don't want to delay the end of the thread but the photo shows all the nostagia of Mr Rose,machinery,clothing etc but it is'nt a good likeness of his face.Trick of the camera !
Anyone have another pic for posterity?
Thank you Ross,John and Andrew for your contribution.