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William Yule

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William Yule (1823-1881)

1861 William Yule, Engineer, Baird's Works, St. Petersburg.[1]


1882 Obituary [2]

WILLIAM YULE was born in Glasgow in 1823, and died in St. Petersburg on 13th January 1881.

When a very young man he worked as a puddler and roll turner at the Calderbank Iron Works, Lanarkshire.

Thence he was taken in 1840 to turn the rolls for the Mossend Iron Works, Lanarkshire, then being erected.

In 1846 he was engaged to go to St. Petersburg, to the rolling mills in the large works of Mr. F. Baird. There he continued in charge of the malleable iron department till 1865, when he retired to Scotland for two years.

In 1867 he returned to St. Petersburg, where he was well known as a mechanical engineer, and began as an ironfounder and engineer on his own account; that business he carried on successfully till 1878, when he finally retired.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1861.


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