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Benno Schwarz

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Dr. Benno Schwarz (c1898-1965)

1965 Obituary [1]

'We regret to announce the death on May 3 of Dr. Benno Schwarz, D.Sc., Dipl.Ing., M.I.E.E., at the age of sixty-seven years.

Born and educated in Austria, he gained considerable experience as an electrical engineer on the Continent before coming to this country in 1938 when he joined Laurence, Scott and Electromotors Ltd. He was appointed technical director in 1948.

On his retirement at the end of last year, he was succeeded by his son, M. K. K. Schwarz, M.A., M.I.E.E. (who has been with the company for seventeen years) but continued his association with the company as technical consultant.

Dr. Schwarz was well known for his development of the N-S variable speed, a.c. commutator motor and the 'Trislot' current-displacement, squirrel-cage motor - two outstanding technical innovations which have been well established commercially - and he played a large part in broadening the company's range of manufactures, especially with large rotating machines and advanced control gear. He was a lucid technical writer with an exceptional ability to explain engineering matters, and we the author of many technical articles.

He had presented two papers to the Institution of Electrical Engineers and had completed a third just before his death.'

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  1. The Engineer 1965/05/21, p901.