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Daniel Clacher (1843-1904)
1904 Obituary 
DANIEL CLACHER was born at Greenock on 5th September 1843, and was educated at the Highlanders Academy, Greenock.
From 1859 to 1864 he served his time as a mechanical engineer with Messrs. William Smith and Co., Clyde Foundry, Greenock.
On its termination he was employed on various engineering work with firms in Greenock.
In 1867 he was appointed leading pattern-maker with Messrs. Caird and Co., marine engineers, of Greenock, and remained in this capacity until 1873, when he became foreman to Messrs. J. and R. Houston, engineers, of Greenock.
In the following year he was engaged as works manager for the Sandycroft Foundry Co., of Hawarden, Cheshire. This position he held until 1877, when he returned to Messrs. Caird and Co. to become foreman.
In the next year he became draughtsman and foreman with Messrs. Kincaid, Donald and Co., of Greenock, and remained in that capacity until 1881, when he was appointed chief mechanical engineer at Messrs. Henry Tate and Sons' sugar refinery at Silvertown, Woolwich.
This position he retained to the time of his death, which took place at his residence at Ilford, Essex, on 7th October 1904, at the age of sixty-one.
He became a Member of this Institution in 1902.