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Frederick Arthur Bond

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Frederick Arthur Bond (c1877-1935), chief electrical engineer to Battersea Borough Council

1935 Obituary [1]

FREDERICK ARTHUR BOND, whose death occurred at Streatham on 2nd January 1935, had been chief electrical engineer to Battersea Borough Council since 1906. The success of the electricity undertaking was largely due to his work. Of his many electrical inventions, one was in connexion with an air-cooler for generating stations, while another concerned a type of waterproof cable.

Mr. Bond was born at Cadoxton, Neath, and received his technical education from 1895 to 1898 at University College and the Merchant Venturers' Technical College, Bristol. He served a four years' apprenticeship, terminating in 1897, with Messrs. Peckett and Sons, Atlas Locomotive Works, Bristol, after which he was employed for two years as an improver with Messrs. John and Company, electrical engineers.

He then came to London as charge engineer to the City of London Electric Supply Company.

In 1902 he was appointed station superintendent at Ilford Electricity Works, and two years later he became electrical engineer and manager to Heston and Isleworth Urban District Council, holding this position until his appointment with Battersea Borough Council.

He was elected to Membership of the Institution in 1913, and was also a Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.

He died in his fifty-ninth year.

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