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Faraday House

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The Electrical Standardising, Testing, and Training Institution

1890 Robert Hammond founded the "The Electrical Standardising Testing and Training Institution" on 1st January for standardizing meters in the new industry, for testing meters, and for training engineers. It was set up in temporary premises in Adam St, Adelphi.

Hugh Erat Harrison was also a founder of this institution[1]

1891 Moved to purpose-built premises in Charing Cross Road which were to be called Faraday House.

Closed July 1967

Now occupied by Syracuse University

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. see his obituary
  • The Times, Feb 18, 1891