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William Stuart Harrison

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William Stuart Harrison (1866-1904)


1905 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM STUART HARRISON, born on the 11th October, 1866, was educated at the Manchester Technical School and the Owens College.

Whilst pursuing his scientific studies, he obtained employment in the General Post Office Telegraph Department at Manchester, and after passing through all grades, acquiring considerable expertness as an operator, he was, in 1888, transferred to the Engineering Department, where he had charge of multiplex telegraphs, testing and relays. The ardour and enthusiasm which Mr. Harrison brought to the study of electrical subjects gained him several successes, and led to his being requested by the authorities of the Manchester and Blackburn Technical Schools, to deliver courses of lectures on these subjects at the schools, which he did while still in the service of the Telegraph Department.

In 1891, upon the recommendation of Sir William Preece, he was appointed Manager and Electrician of the China and Japan Telephone and Electric Company, Hong-Kong, and for 13 years, up to the time of his death...(more)



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