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Gordon Hindle Rawcliffe

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Gordon Hindle Rawcliffe (1910–1979), electrical engineer and university teacher

From the Biographical Dictionary of the History of Technology[1]:-

1910 Born in Sheffield

1932 Joined Metropolitan-Vickers as a college apprentice. Subsequently lectured at Liverpool University

1941 Head of Electrical Engineering at Robert Gordon Technical College in Aberdeen, and also lectured at Aberdeen University

1944 Chair of Electrical Engineering at the University of Bristol, remaining there until retirement in 1975

1979 Died in Bristol on 3 September

Invented the multi-speed induction motor using the pole amplitude modulation (PAM) principle.

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Sources of Information

  1. Biographical Dictionary of the History of Technology, edited by Lance Day and Ian McNeil, Routledge, 1996