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Arthur Hinton Allen

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Arthur Hinton Allen A. M. I. E. E. (1872-1929), editor of the Electrical Review


1929 Obituary [1]

ARTHUR HINTON ALLEN, born in 1872, was the son of a clergyman.

Leaving school at an early age, he served an apprenticeship with a firm of electrical engineers in Glasgow, and at the same time attended the classes of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College, becoming the first Pender gold medallist in electrical engineering, which led to his obtaining a position as electrical assistant to the late Prof. Andrew Jamieson.

From 1890 to 1894 he was in the service of Messrs. J. H. Holmes and Co., of Newcastle-on-Tyne.

He then decided to come to the South of England and secured a position as demonstrator and lecturer on electrical design under the late Prof. Ayrton at the Central Technical College, South Kensington.

In 1899 he joined the editorial staff of the Electrical Review as technical sub-editor, and remained with that journal until he died on the 13th February, 1929. For many years before his death he had been chief technical editor and he was also a director of the company. His editorial duties brought him into constant touch with practically every leading member of the electrical profession, and his quiet and unassuming manner, combined with his remarkable knowledge of almost every aspect of the industry, brought him the affection and respect of everyone with whom he came in contact

He became an Associate of the Institution in 1894, an Associate Member in 1899, and a Member in 1913, and few men can have been more regular in attendance at the meetings of the Institution.

He was for many years a member of the Committee of the Electrical Trades Benevolent Institution, and also had a very active masonic career.


1929 Obituary [2]



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