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The Faraday House Journal

Nature volume 131, page 466 (01 April 1933) | Download Citation



THE part played by the Faraday House Electrical Engineering College in providing Great Britain with electrical engineers has been a very important one. Its old students are found occupying many of the highest positions in the electrical industry, and the recent issue of the Faraday House Journal states that more than 2,000 students have passed through the College. The virtual founder of the College was Robert Hammond, who in 1882 opened the Hammond Electrical Engineering College. In one of the notes in the Journal reference is made to the attempt to light Cockermouth with electricity in 1881, the opening function being attended by Hammond. That same year Godalming was lighted by electricity, but whereas this proved successful the scheme at Cocker-mouth failed. The West Cumberland Times, however, looking ahead, said that electricity would revolutionise the world, that the maturing of fruits and vegetables would be speeded up by its use and that the dynamo would be as common on the farm as the threshing machine.

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