From Faraday to Ferranti (b) – Talking History with Farnham U3A – S2018/9 07B

Faraday to Ferranti (b) continues Trevor’s talk about the career of Ferranti. It starts with the Grosvenor Gallery project. Ferranti redesigned the system and made it very successful.

Faraday to Ferranti (b) starts with his work at the London Electric Supply Corporation where he was Chief Engineer. He designed the Deptford Power Station to provide a high voltage electricity supply. The talk continues with how the high voltage was to be converted to one that could be used domestically.

Ferranti developed a high voltage cable and the description about how this was created is fascinating – considering the technology available at that time. Some of the cable was still in use in 1933.

The talk continues with the Marindin report about the electricity supply industry in London. The report recommended that the companies should have specific supply areas. The one given to the London Electric Supply Corporation was too small for the Deptford Power Station to operate economically without major modification. This led to Ferranti’s departure.

Ferranti opened business in Lancashire making equipment for the power supply industry. At it’s peak the business employed 20,000.

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Author: Tim D

In the early 1970s Mr Timothy & his Phonograph was a popular mobile disco around Leeds University and Tim was known as MrT. Tim also spent 9 years broadcasting a weekly programme on Hospital Radio in Wakefield. He worked for more than 40 years for large industrial organisations and spent his last 15 years in global commercial management roles. Following retirement he started making podcasts in 2017.