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James Clark (1836-1876)

1877 Obituary [1]

JAMES CLARK was born in Manchester on 8th April 1836; and after serving his apprenticeship as an engineer at the works of Messrs. W. and J. Galloway and Sons in Manchester, where his father was engaged as manager, he entered the works of Messrs. Beyer Peacock and Co. at Gorton, and was afterwards employed at Messrs. Whitworth and Co.'s and Messrs. Sharp Stewart and Co.'s works, Manchester.

In 1860 he was engaged by Messrs. Fairbairn Kennedy and Naylor, Leeds, to represent their firm in engineering tools; and he continued there, with the exception of a short interval in 1866 and 1867, until the time of his death, which took place on 12th February 1876 at the age of 39.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1862.

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