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School of Submarine Telegraphy and Electrical Engineering

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of Hanover Square, London

Note: probably correctly described as School of Electrical Engineering and Submarine Telegraphy

1863 A school was established

1872 Lundy's School of Telegraphy, of 24 City Road, Finsbury Square, London, advertised for ladies and gentlemen to learn the telegraph[1] (but is this a precursor organization?)

1875 School of Submarine Telegraphy, 25 Conduit Street, Bond Street, advertising for pupils.[2]

1879 The School of Submarine and Military Telegraphy and Technical Instruction Company Limited had been fully wound up and a final meeting of the members of the company was to be held on 4 June at 4 George-street, Hanover square; the liqudators were Marian Lundy, T. J. Jones, and W. N. Tiddy[3]

Subsequently a successor organisation seems to have been established, at 12 Princes Street, Hanover Square: the School of Electrical Engineering and Submarine Telegraphy

c.1881 Robert Hammond was said to have been in charge

1886 Partnership change. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between William Ninnis Tiddy, William Lant Carpenter, and William Robert Badger Fletcher, trading under the style or firm of the School of Electrical Engineering and Submarine Telegraphy, at 12, Princess-street, Hanover-square, in 'the county of. Middlesex, has been dissolved as from the 31st day of October, 1885. All debts due to or owing by the said firm up to the last-mentioned date will be received and paid by the said William Lant Carpenter and William Robert Badger Fletcher. The said William Lant Carpenter and W. R. B. Fletcher have taken Mr. Leon Drugman into partnership with them as from the 31st of October last, and the business will be carried on by the new firm under the style of the School of Electrical Engineering and Submarine Telegraphy as heretofore...'[4]

1887 Ernest Cecil Rimington, associate of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, of the School of Electrical Engineering, Hanover Square

1887 William Lant Carpenter FCS and Leon Drugman conducted a conversazione in the rooms of the School of Electrical Engineering - they demonstrated "the comprehensive range of plant and apparatus in use in the school for the teaching of theory and applied theory in electric lighting, telegraphy, and cable work, and including several dynamo machines, steam engine, gas engine, arc and other lamps, all kinds of measuring, transmitting, and recording apparatus, an artificial ocean cable and its costly connected apparatus and other telegraphic specialities"[5].

1891 Advertisement. 'Electrical Engineering all Branches -The Hanover Square School of Electrical Engineering and Submarine Telegraphy. Established 1863. The largest and best equipped School of kind Practical find theoretical work.— Address Manager, 12, Princes Street. Hanover Square, London.'[6]

1894 directory entry: Principal was Leon Drugman M I E E[7]

1893 The school closed

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jun 13, 1872
  2. London Evening Standard - Thursday 25 November 1875
  3. London Gazette 2 May 1879
  4. The London Gazette Publication date:29 January 1886 Issue:25554 Page:468
  5. The Engineer 1887/07/08
  6. Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Wednesday 17 June 1891
  7. 1894 Whitaker's Almanack