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S. S. Dickenson

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S. S. Dickenson (1852-1910) of the Commercial Cable Co

1911 Obituary [1]

S. S. DICKENSON died at New York on December 23, 1910.

He was born at Plymouth in 1852, and entered the telegraph service in 1867.

He was for ten years in the direct United States service at Torbay.

In 1884 he joined the Commercial Cable Company, and established a station at Canso, of which he was superintendent for twenty years.

In 1900 he established a cable station at the Azores, linking with Portugal and North America, for which he was decorated by the late King Carlos.

In 1901 he established cable stations in the Philippine Islands.

In 1904 he was appointed general superintendent of the Commercial Cable Company, afterwards becoming director and vice-president. He did much towards the perfecting of duplex working on cables.

He was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1877, and was transferred to full Membership in 1889.

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