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Ralph Melville Archer

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Ralph Melville Archer (c1875- )

Fellow of Physical Society. Lecturer in Electrical Engineering, Royal Aircraft Establishment and Farnborough Evening Technical Schools, Farnborough.


  • Hartley College Southampton.
  • Royal College of Science, London.
  • Demonstrator, Royal College of Science, London.
  • Assistant Lecturer in Physics, Battersea Polytechnic.
  • Head of Electrical Engineering Dept., and Lecturer in Physics, Derby Technical College.
  • Investigator, Oxygen Research Committee, D.S.I.R.
  • Research Officer, R.A.E.
  • Visiting Teacher in Electrical Engineering, Borough Poly.


  • "Direct Current Dynamo and Motor Faults" (Pitman).
  • "Commercial Electrical Measuring Instruments' (Pitman).

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