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Francis K. Cassels

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Francis K. Cassels (1859- )

1922 M.I.E.E., Electrical Engineer, La Cumbre, Ottery St. Mary, Devon; b. 1859. Ed. Repton, King's College, London, and Brush Electric Light Works, Boston. U.S.A. Pioneer of electric industry in the Argentine Republic; between 1883 and 1900 erected supply stations in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Rosario, Tucuman, 'Quilmes, Avellaneda and San Nicolas, which were taken over by River Plate Electricity Co., Rosario Electricity Co., German Oversea Electricity Co., Province of Buenos Aires Electricity Co., etc. In 1908 presented scheme to the Argentine Congress 13r utilization of Iguazo Falls, and transmission of power to Buenos Aires, 750 miles.

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