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Edward William Lancaster

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Edward William Lancaster

1922 Assoc.M.Inst.C.E., M.I.E.E., Consulting Electrical Engineer, Holophane Scientific Illumination, 12, Carteret Street, Westminster, S.W.1. Cable: " Blitzen, London." T. N.: 2491 Victoria. Ed. Whitgift School and City and Guilds of London. Lighting in Egypt and India, including Government Departments, Viceroy of India's. Lahore Railway Station and Locomotive Works. Founded in 1886 the firm of Fowler, Lancaster and Co., Birmingham.; subsequently in 1898 took up work abroad and entered upon consulting practice. Introduced the first screwed porcelain ware for electric switches, etc., and the first movable bar cut-outs in 1889; measuring instruments; electric heating and cooking appliances. Chief Works: Power and lighting for the Government of India; Sind, Punjab and Delhi Railway; Mountain Copper Co.'s Works, Keswick, California, U.S.A.; Manchester Town Hall; electrical equipment of the " Yorkshire Post," Leeds; Post Office and Town Hall, Birmingham; complete engineering of the Birmingham Electrical Exhibition, 1891; Electrical Equipment of several battleships, art galleries, cathedrals and other important works in the United Kingdom and abroad. Publications: " Electric Cooking. Heating and Cleaning," " Street Lighting," etc. Club: Authors'. War Services.—Old Boys' Corps. Scientific lighting of munition factories, aircraft factories and aerodromes; working supply and sub-stations during strikes; on Volunteer Service.

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