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Frank Peasgood

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Frank Peasgood (1895-1951)


1952 Obituary [1]

"FRANK PEASGOOD was identified with technical education during most of his professional career. He was born in 1895 and educated at Northampton Polytechnic, London, where he obtained the diploma in electrical engineering, and also at the Birmingham Technical Institute and the Midland Institute in that city. His apprenticeship was served between 1910 and 1916 at the works of the White Electrical Instrument Company, Ltd., London, at the conclusion of which he became an assistant in the test room. He then joined the staff of the British Lighting and Ignition Company, Ltd., Birmingham, and was employed as chief assistant in the experimental department. In 1919 he was appointed lecturer in electrical engineering at Northampton Polytechnic, a position he retained for many years. Mr. Peasgood, who died on 17th October 1951, was elected an Associate of the Institution of Automobile Engineers in 1924 and transferred to Associate Membership in 1935. He was also an Associate Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers."


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