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Herbert Brandon White

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Herbert Brandon White (1869-1915), founder of the White Electrical Instrument Co

1916 Obituary [1]

HERBERT BRANDON WHITE was born in 1869.

He was the son of the late Mr. Henry Brandon White of Highgate, for many years connected with the Gunmakers Company.

He received his technical training at the Finsbury College, whence he proceeded in 1892 to Messrs. James Pitkin and Company. Later he became a partner in the firm, but in 1911 he withdrew from the business and established his electrical department as a separate concern under the title of the White Electrical Instrument Company. Here he invented and improved many electrical measuring instruments, being associated in this direction with many of the pioneers of the electrical profession.

Like his father he was a member of the Gunmakers Company, holding office as Master only a year or two ago.

He died on the 23rd December, 1915.

He was elected a Member of the Institution in 1911.

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