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F. K. Jewson

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Frank Knight Jewson, telecommunications engineer

1881 Born in Peckham, son of Fredrick Jewson and his wife Jane[1]

1897 Student member of Institution of Electrical Engineers

1903 Became an Associate of the IEE

1912 Advanced to Associate Member of IEE

1919 Worked at Western Electric's North Woolwich factory.

1946 Obituary [2]

We record with regret the death on December 4th of Mr. Frank Knight Jewson, who had been actively associated with the telecommunications industry. Mr. Jewson was educated at Finsbury Technical College under Professor Sylvanus Thompson, and in 1897 he joined the Western Electric Company (predecessor of Standard Telephones and Cables, Ltd.), being concerned successively with apparatus and cable testing and telephone installations. He installed the first equipment in England for marshalling the troops at the Diamond Jubilee review. He also gave the first demonstration to the G.P.O. and the National Telephone Company of the use of loading coils and assisted in equipping the first loaded cable in Europe, between London and Croydon. From 1907 onwards he occupied various positions on the commercial side, as export sales manager, assistant general sales manager and assistant to the managing director of the Western Electric Company. In 1928 Mr. Jewson transferred to the International Standard Electric Corporation, of which he became an assistant vice president. During the war he returned to Standard Telephones and Cables, Ltd. Mr. Jewson had been an associate member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers since 1904.

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