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L. H. Walter

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L. H. Walter M.A., A.M.I.E.E.

1870 Born in London

Educated at private schools in England and at Hanover, Germany

1894-8 Trinity College, Cambridge

1898 Honours in Natural Sciences.

Became experimental assistant to Sir Hiram S. Maxim

1903 he was appointed Editor of Science Abstracts, when that publication was taken over by the Institution of Electrical Engineers

He has invented several forms of detectors of electrical oscillations, and for his magnetic type of oscillation galvanometer was awarded the John Scott Medal.

1905 he drew attention to the advantages of directive wireless telegraphy, and, associating himself with Captain Tosi and Dr. Bellini, at that time making their first experiments, he introduced the directive system, and the wireless compass, into England.

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