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Horace Francis Simon

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Horace Francis Simon (1869-1939)

1940 Obituary.[1]

HORACE FRANCIS SIMON, who died on the 18th November, 1939, aged 70, was educated at the International College, Isleworth, and at the City and Guilds College, South Kensington. From 1891 to 1892 he was chief engineer in Key's Electrical Co., London. He then went to Germany and was employed as assistant engineer by the Union Elektricitats Gesellschaft at Hamburg, subsequently going to Berlin as a journalist. In 1904 he returned to London and became a partner in the firm of Newman Wilkinson and Co. In 1906, when Electrical Installations, Ltd., was formed he was appointed a director, and later managing director, a position which he held until 1925 when he founded Electricity Services, Ltd. His association with that firm continued actively up to the time of his death. He was also for many years a director of the British Electrical Export Co. He was the inventor and patentee of "Typerlite" adjustable lighting fittings.

He joined The Institution in 1913 as an Associate Member and was elected a Member in 1928.

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