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William Buchanan (2)

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William Buchanan

1922 B.Sc., Wh. Sc., A.R.C.S., M.I.E.E., P.Pres. I.E.E.(S.A.), Cons. Elec. Engr. Training: Coatbridge Tech. Sch., Royal Coll. of Sc. (Lond. ), and Glasgow University. Senior Wh. Sch. 1889; Thomson Experimental Sch. 1890; Gold Medal 1919, S.A.Inst. Elec. Engr. App. Mech. Eng. with Lidgerwood Manufacturing Co., Coatbridge; Shift Engr., London Electric Supply Co.; Engr. to Fowler-Waring Cables Co.; A.C. Designer and Chief Engr., Electric Construction Co.; designed and constructed 4 Alternators, each 3,500 k.w.f., L.C.C.; also a 6,000 H.P. and a 4,800 H.P. D.C. Rolling Mill Ward-Leonard Plant; Lecturer on Electro-technics at Faraday House, 1909-I I; Prof. of Electro-technics, Sch. of Mines, Johannesburg, 1911-14; designed and installed the first Electric Steel-Melting Furnace in S. Af., since 1914; Cons. Elec. Engr. to various Municipalities and Corpns. Clubs: Rand, Johannesburg; Johannesburg Golf. Address: 75, Louis Botha Avenue, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, S.A.

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