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Augustus Clark (1852-1905)

1905 Obituary [1]

AUGUSTUS CLARK was born at Stamford, Warwickshire, on 23rd March 1852, and was educated at Derby.

He served an apprenticeship from 1866 to 1873 with Messrs. George Fletcher and Co., of Derby, passing through the various shops and drawing office.

In 1873 he became chief draughtsman at the Severn Engineering Works, Derby, for two years, and then went in a similar capacity to the King's House Engine Works, of Sunderland, remaining there until 1877.

He was next employed as engineer by Messrs. Richard Bealey and Co., chemical manufacturers, of Radcliffe Bridge, Manchester.

In 1881 he went to Brazil, as assistant engineer to the firm of Bowman's Heirs, Pernambuco, where he erected several large sugar and cotton factories; and in 1890 he became engineer and eventually manager to the same firm.

This position he held until his death, which took place suddenly at his residence in Pernambuco, on 23rd June 1905, at the age of fifty-three.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1891.

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