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William Frederick Clark

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William Frederick Clark ( -1940)


1940 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM FREDERICK CLARK served his apprenticeship at the Elswick Engine Works and was later transferred to the Ordnance Works as junior foreman in the ammunition section. In 1889 he was appointed chief inspector at the works of G. Kynoch and Company, Birmingham, but left in 1890 to become works manager to the late Mr. James Archdale. When James Archdale and Company, Ltd. was formed in 1902, Mr. Clark was appointed joint managing director, a position which he held until his death. For many years he represented his company on the executive committee and council of the Machine Tool Trades Association.

He was elected a Member of the Institution in 1906. His death occurred on 2nd August 1940.


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