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James Robertson Barr

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James Robertson Barr


1911 Obituary [1]

JAMES ROBERTSON BARR was born in 1885, and began his work as apprentice to Bruce, Peebles & Co., and was for a year at the Leith power station.

He was afterwards designer to the Electric Construction Company, and took out some plant to erect in West Africa.

In October, 1905, he was appointed assistant lecturer in electrical engineering at the Heriot Watt College.

In 1908 he published a book on "Direct-current Engineering," and was following this with another on "Alternating-current Machinery " at the time of his death in December, 1910.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1906.


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