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Ernest Thompson (c1872-1904) of Nalder Brothers and Thompson

1904 Obituary [1]

ERNEST THOMPSON died on January 9, 1904, at the early age of 36.

He was taken ill in October, 1902, and was ordered by his medical advisers to take a sea voyage. This he did by taking a trip round the world, and it was hoped that the voyage would benefit him permanently, but he had only been at work for three months when he had a relapse.

After following the course of Electrical Engineering at the Finsbury Technical College under Professor S. P. Thompson, he became a pupil at the Immisch Works, Chalk Farm, and, subsequently, acquired further experience in the works of Messrs. Siemens Bros. & Co. and at the Brush Electrical Engineering Co.

In 1893 he became an Assistant in the works of Messrs. Nalder Bros. & Co., and took charge of the test-room of the voltmeter and meter department.

When the business of this firm was divided in 1896, he went into partnership with Mr. F. H. Nalder, and formed with him the firm of Nalder Bros. & Thompson, of which he was an active partner at the time of his death. His restless energy and the thorough and conscientious way in which he carried out his work impressed all who knew him.

He was elected an Associate in 1890, and was transferred to the class of Associate Members in 1899.

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