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Haydn Thies Harrison

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Haydn Thies Harrison (1871- )

1922 Late Lt.-Commander R.N.V.R., M.I.E.E., Member of Council of Illuminating Engineering Soc., Member of U.S.A. I.E.Soc., etc., Cons. and Illuminating Engr.; b. 1871; s. of John Harrison. Ed. King's School, Canterbury. Training: Ferranti's Works, Charterhouse Square, London. Career: Trained at Ferranti's and Head of their Testing Dept.; worked on the Original High Tension Generating Station at Deptford; Partner in Nolder and Harrison, Elec. Instrument Makers, which absorbed Swinburn and Co., of Teddington, and was eventually taken over by Everett and Edgecumbe; started Cons. Practice and was retained by Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, etc., as Illuminating Expert; retained by the Admiralty during the War as Specialist on Search Light Arc Lamps, the "Harrison" Lamp as known in the Navy was adopted for all capital ships; Inventor of the Harrison System of Directive Lighting for Streets; Member of the International Committee on Illumination, etc. Address: Office—II, Victoria Street, Westminster, London, S.W.; Laboratory-67, Old I", Dover Road, Canterbury.

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