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Russell Oswald Wright

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Russell Oswald Wright ( -1904)

1904 Obituary [1]

RUSSELL OSWALD WRIGHT died on April 10, 1904, at the age of 39.

Educated at St. Saviour's School, London, he was, in 1880, apprenticed to Messrs. Elmore, Ltd. who, on the expiration of his apprenticeship, placed him in charge of the electrotyping department. While in the employ of this firm he obtained considerable experience in the construction of dynamos for depositing purposes, and he also had charge of the early experiments in the manufacture, by electrolysis, of the copper plates for the map printing of the Ordnance Survey Office at Southampton.

In 1896 he fitted up works at Blackburn, where he remained for some years, and carried out several important installations.

Subsequently he joined the staff of the Fine Cotton Spinners' and Doublers' Association as Chief Electrical Engineer, and was still in their employ at the time of his death.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1902.

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