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Arthur Lovel Dearlove

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Joseph Arthur Lovel Dearlove (1859-1923) M.Inst.C.E., M.I.E.E.

Senior Partner, Clark, Forde & Taylor (1922)

1859 Born

Educated at King's College.

In workshop of Clark, Muirhead and Co., Electrical Engineers, Westminster

1879 Joined Clark, Forde and Taylor, Civil Engineers.

Acted as Consulting Engineer; supervised the laying of possibly submarine cable; engaged by many Foreign Governments and Companies.

Consulting Engineer to many Cable Companies, Pacific Cable Board, Western Union Cable Co., Commercial Cable Co., and many others.

WWI Carried out much cable work.

Publications: "The Temperature Coefficient of Clark's Standard Cell"; "The E.M.F. and Temperature Coefficient of Weston's Cadmium-Mercury Cell"; "Working Speed of Submarine Telegraph Cables of Various Cores, with other Data".


1923 Obituary [1]

ARTHUR LOVEL DEARLOVE was born at Higham Park, Northamptonshire, on the 10th April, 1859.

He was educated at Salway House, Leyton, and afterwards by private tuition, subsequently going to King's College.

He received his mechanical training with the firm of Latimer Clark, Muirhead and Co., with whom he remained for three years, during the latter part of which period he was employed in the laboratory.

After being engaged in the establishment of duplex working between London and Emden in 1878, he joined the firm of Messrs. Clark, Forde and Taylor, submarine cable engineers.

In 1888 he took part in the laying of the cables between Venezuela, Curacao, San Domingo, Haiti and Cuba by Messrs. Henley's Telegraph Works Co., and in 1897 he was for some months engaged in cable-repairing and cable-laying operations carried out by the Compagnie Francaise des Cables Telegraphiques.

In the following year he became, a partner in the firm of Alfred Graham and Co., electrical and telephone engineers, and in the same year he was admitted a partner in the firm of Clark, Forde and Taylor, with whom he remained until his death, which occurred on the 19th October, 1923.

He was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1897 and a Member in 1898.


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