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William Ayrton
Birth: Sep. 14, 1847
Death: Nov. 8, 1908

Physicist and electrical engineer. He is associated with inventing electrical measuring instruments including the spiral-spring ammenter and the wattmeter and worked on railway electrification, producing the dynometer and electric searchlight. Born in London, he was educated at University College School before attending University College, London and later studied under the noted physcist, Lord Kelvin in Glasgow. In 1868, he travelled to Bengal, in the service of the Indian Goverment Telegraph Department, before taking up a post to teach physics and electrical engineering in Toyko, where he introduced the electric arc to Japan in 1878. In 1884, he returned to London and became professor of applied physics at Finsbury College, then moving to the Central Technical College, South Kensington, to become professor of electric engineering. He published many books on physics and was awarded a medal by the Royal Society in 1909. (bio by: s.canning) 
Brompton Cemetery
West Brompton
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Greater London, England
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Record added: Mar 17, 2007
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