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John Clarke (1825-1890) of Hudswell, Clarke and Co

of the Railway Foundry, Jack Lane, Leeds.

1865 John Clarke, Hudswell and Clarke, Engineers, Jack Lane, Leeds.[1]

1890 February. Died.

1890 Obituary [2]

JOHN CLARKE, senior partner in the firm of Messrs. Hudswell Clarke and Co., of Hunslet, Leeds, was born at Allendale, Northumberland, on 6th February 1825.

He served his apprenticeship to Messrs. Hawthorn, Forth Banks, Newcastle-on-Tyne; and in 1847 went to Leeds, where he entered the employment of Messrs. Kitson Thompson and Hewitson, Airedale Foundry.

He was appointed their manager in 1851, and continued so until 1860, when he commenced business on his own account in partnership with the late Mr. Hudswell, establishing the Railway Foundry in Jack Lane, Hunslet.

Although in delicate health for some years past, he was able to give attention to business up to the day preceding his death, which occurred on 8th February 1890, at the age of sixty-five.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1865.

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