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David Young (1852-1899)

1899 Obituary [1]

DAVID YOUNG was born in Islington, London, on 25th April 1852, of Scottish parentage.

On leaving school he was employed from 1867 to 1871 in the office of Mr. James Hosken, consulting engineer, of London.

He then served his time from 1871 to 1874 in the works of Mr. George Clark, Southwick Engineering Works, Sunderland, and on its completion he went to sea in 1874 as engineer on the Java vessels of the Commercial Steamship Co. (now known as the Rotterdam Lloyd Steamers), and obtained a first-class certificate as a marine engineer.

He was next engaged as draughtsman in the works of Mr. David Rowan, Glasgow, from 1878 to 1879, and in the latter year carried on business in London as patent agent and consulting engineer.

In 1881 he was employed by Messrs. Haseltine, Lake and Co., patent agents, of London, as principal assistant and engineer, and in 1891 started again on his own account as patent agent and consulting engineer under the name of D. Young and Co.

In 1898 he became a chartered patent agent.

While spending a holiday in Lowestoft he met with an accident, and his death resulted on 23rd August 1899, at the age of forty-seven.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1889.

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