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David Carlaw (1867-1934)

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David Carlaw (1867-1934)

Son of David Carlaw

Perhaps connected with Carlaw (Cars)

1933/34 Obituary [1]

David Carlaw was born in 1867, and on leaving school he was apprenticed under his father in the old-established general engineering firm of David Carlaw and Sons, Glasgow, his technical education being acquired concurrently at the Glasgow Royal Technical College. On completion of his apprenticeship he remained with the firm as Draughtsman, and subsequently, from 1890 onwards, as Works Manager.

The firm took up automobile engineering about 1912, and were subsequently appointed Engineers to the Royal Scottish Automobile Club. During the war they were responsible for the manufacture of aero engine parts and also for tools for projectile factories.

In addition to his work in the automobile industry, Mr. Carlaw was also responsible for the design of improved machinery for the manufacture of envelopes.

He died suddenly on 11th February, 1934, at the age of 67.

He was elected a Member of the Institution in 1917, and was actively associated with the Scottish Centre.

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