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Clement Joseph Charnock

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Clement Joseph Charnock (1865-1950)

1951 Obituary [1]

"CLEMENT JOSEPH CHARNOCK, whose death occurred on 17th April 1950, in his eighty-fifth year, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1903. During almost the whole of his professional career, nearly thirty years of which were spent in Russia, he was closely concerned as an expert with the design of textile machinery, his prolonged researches resulting in many improvements thereto. On the completion of a five years' apprenticeship with Messrs. Platt Brothers and Company, Ltd., Oldham, in 1887 he began his long sojourn in Russia with the post of assistant manager at Messrs. Morozov and Sons' cotton manufactory near Moscow. On leaving this firm four years later he became chief director for Messrs. Gorbunov Brothers, a post he held for sixteen years, and later chief director for Messrs. Konshin Brothers, both these concerns being engaged in cotton manufacturing. In 1910 he went into business on his own account as the proprietor of a paper tube manufactory in Moscow. Six years later he disposed of his business and assumed office as chief director of Messrs. Knoop, cotton manufacturers, in the same city. Shortly after his return to England he began a long association with Messrs. Cook and Company, Ltd., Manchester, textile specialists, and continued to devote his attention to researches and the development of his numerous inventions. This association lasted until the close of his long life."

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