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Edmund George Lazarus

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Edmund George Lazarus, MIEE

1882 born on 14 September in Waltair, East Coast of India.

He studied in India before travelling to England to continue his studies.

Worked for A. E. Walker Ltd

Worked for Ferranti Ltd as an improver in the Switchgear Erecting Shop

Worked as a machine tool designer at Hans Renold's cycle chain works for 6 months

Return to Ferranti's as a Senior Draughtsman in the Switchgear Department.

1914 Moved to Metropolitan-Vickers Ltd, working at Trafford Park

1916 Returned to India to work at Calcutta, Madras and Bombay offices of Metropolitan Vickers

1919 Joined the Tata Engineering Co. Worked on electrification projects.

1927 he moved to the Bombay Electric Supply and Tramways Company (BEST) as Planning Engineer.

He introduced several new initiatives at BEST, including designing buildings to house electric machinery, instead of employing outside architects to do the job. He also introduced showrooms and a conference Hall to the BEST headquarters, and was responsible for overseeing the programme for the 80 apprentices employed by BEST.

Built 150 sub-stations, two large motor garages and two of the largest offices in Bombay.

1942 Retired.

c.1964 Died

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