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Peter Christian Dresing

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Peter Christian Dresing (1852-1898) of the Great Northern Telegraph Co

1899 Obituary [1]

PETER CHRISTIAN DRESING, who was born on the 21st of October, 1852, in Jutland, Denmark, entered the service of the Northern Telegraph Company on the 1st of June, 1871, as a telegraph clerk. His unusual technical abilities soon attracted the attention of the directors of the company, and after having taken part in the laying down ot the company's Franco-Danish, Anglo-Danish, Skagen-Marstrand, and the East Asiatic cables, he served as the company's electrician in Aberdeen during 1875-79.

In 1879 he was appointed engineer in London, where he controlled the manufacture of the company's new cables for East Asia (1,300 nautical miles), the laying down of which he superintended in 1883. From this year he was connected with the central administration at the company's head office in Copenhagen, and was appointed engineer-in-chief in 1896.

In 1892 he was decorated by the King of Denmark with the order of the Knight of Dannebrog.

By the death of Mr. Dresing, which took place on the 10th of February this year, the Great Northern Telegraph Company has lost one of its most prominent officers, while this Institution, as well as the telegraph profession as a whole, is deprived of one of its most sympathetic members.

Mr. Dresing was elected an Associate of this Institution on the 27th of January, 1875, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 7th of December, 1880. In 1890 he succeeded Mr. Madsen as Local Honorary Secretary and Treasurer of the Institution for Denmark, an appointment which he held up to the time of his death.

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