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Leon Gaster

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Leon Gaster (1872-1928), Consulting engineering and Technical Advisor on illumination; founder and editor of Illuminating Engineer

1872 Born in Romania

Educated at Bucharest University

Trained at Zurich Polytechnic.

1906 Awarded Silver Medal by the Royal Society of Arts

1908 Founder and Editor of "The Illuminating Engineer"

1909 Founder and Hon. Sec. of the Illuminating Engineering Society

Member of the Home Office Committee on Lighting in Factories and Workshops

Joint Author of "Modern Illuminants and Illuminating Engineering"

See Also


Sources of Information

  • [1] "The Early Years of Illuminating Engineering in Great Britain" by John W. T. Walsh