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John Rance

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John Rance (1868-1909)

1909 Obituary [1]

JOHN RANCE, JUN, died at Deal on September 66, 1909, after an illness lasting several months.

He was born in 1868, and was educated at the United Westminster Schools. He held scholarships at the Finsbury Technical College and the City and Guilds of London Institute, and obtained a free pupilage with the Anglo-American Brush Electrical Engineering Company, subsequently remaining with them as assistant.

In 1894 he was employed by Messrs. Johnson & Phillips to erect transmission plant at the Sheba Gold Mines, in Rhodesia; and this proving successful, he erected similar plant at Pahang, in the Malay States, and at the Raub Australian Mines.

He was, appointed chief electrical engineer to Messrs. Jessop & Co., Calcutta, in 1905, and remained with them until February, 1909, when he was compelled to return home owing to his health having given way.

He became an Associate of the Institution in 1889, and was transferred to membership in 1897. In its early days he contributed much useful help to the Students' Section.

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