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Thomas Clacher (1874-1925)

son of Daniel Clacher

1925 Obituary [1]

THOMAS CLACHER was born on 17th July 1874, and received his early education at the Coopers' Company Grammar School, Stepney.

His apprenticeship was served, during 1892 to 1898, with the India Rubber, Gutta Percha and Telegraph Works Co., Ltd., Silvertown, London, where he passed through the fitting and pattern shops and the drawing office.

The next few years were spent in Scotland as draughtsman with Messrs. Barclay and Co., of the Victoria Works, Greenock, and other firms, but in 1904 he returned to London to take up an appointment as leading draughtsman with the Temperley Transporter Co.

Later on he took a similar position with Messrs. Henry Tate and Sons, Ltd., Silvertown, a firm with whom his father, the late Mr. Daniel Clacher, had held the position of chief mechanical engineer for many years (Proceedings 1904, page 1357).

Mr. Clacher remained with Messrs. Tate to the time of his death which took place at his residence at Ilford, Essex, on 5th November, 1925.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1905.

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