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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

David Corse Glen

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David Corse Glen (1863-1920)


1921 Obituary [1]

DAVID CORSE GLEN was born in 1863, and was educated in Glasgow.

He served his apprenticeship from 1879 to 1884 with Glen and Ross, Greenhead Engine Works, Glasgow, where he was afterwards employed as assistant foreman. During that period he also attended technical classes at the Andersonian College.

From 1886 to 1891 he was engaged as draughtsman successively at the Clyde Loco. Co., Duncan Stewart and Co., Alley and MacLellan, and Watson, Laidlaw and Co., all of Glasgow.

He then entered into partnership in the Ingliston Foundry Co., Greenock, and in 1895 was appointed advisory and purchasing engineer on the staff of Matheson and Co., London, resigning this position in 1910 and commencing practice as a consulting engineer.

In 1915 he was appointed advisory engineer and, later, general manager to J. Whittall and Co., Ltd., but returned to private practice in 1919.

For many years he was also a director of Macfarlane, Strang and Co., Ltd., Glasgow.

His death took place on 14th August 1920, at the age of fifty-seven.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1898.



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