Arnot, Arthur James (1865-1946)

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Electrical Engineer; Electrical engineer
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Arthur James Arnot (1865-1946), electrical engineer, was born on 26 August 1865 at Hamilton, Scotland, son of William Arnot, commercial agent, and his wife Elizabeth Helen, née Macdonald. After a grammar...

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Arthur Arnot was the first electrical engineer of the Melbourne city council, appointed in 1891. He designed and managed the Spencer Street power station and was Australasian manager of Babcock & Wilcox Ltd, Sydney 1901-1929.

Educated Hutchisontown Grammar School and Haldane Academy, Glasgow. Entered Glasgow College of Science 1881. Appointed assistant engineer Grosvenor Gallery power station. Arrived Melbourne 1889 under two year contract to erect a large alternating-current plant for Union Electric Co. City Electrical Engineer 1891-1901. Patented the world's first electric drill on 20 August 1889. Installed comprehensive system of street lighting in Melbourne city 1891-92. designed and managed Spencer Street power station 1894-1901. Helped draft the Victorian Electric Light and Power Act of 1896. Member, Institution of Electrical Engineers, London 1899-1906. President, Electrical Association of New South Wales. President, Victorian Institute of Electrical Engineers 1899. Examiner in electrical technology for Victorian technical schools. Councillor, Working Men's College 1897-1901. Australasian manager, Babcock & Wilcox Ltd, Sydney 1901-29. Lieutenant, Submarine Company, Victorian Engineers from 1894 and served with Australian Engineers, Australian Military Forces from 1915. Retired in 1925 with rank of major. Retired from Babcock & Wilcox Ltd 1929.

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  1. Arnot, Arthur James
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Imaginative Innovations, Electric Drill (1889)
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    Series: Tomorrow's World: The Australian Initiative
  3. Coming Men. No. 13 - Mr A. J. Arnot
    Published: 1893
    Series: Table Talk, 7 July 1893
  4. Arthur James Arnot
    Published: Cyclopedia Company, Melbourne, 1903
    Series: The Cyclopedia of Victoria, 321
  5. Arnot, Arthur James (1865-1946), Electrical Engineer
    Goss, Noel; O'Neill, Sally
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1979
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 7, 100-101
  6. Some notes on the electric lighting of the City of Melbourne (Paper & Discussion)
    Arnot, Arthur James
    Published: 1900
    Series: Various Papers and Discussions of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. II 1892-1899

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  1. Report of Royal Commission (Mr Justice Harvey) Regarding the Contract Entered Into by the Municipal Council of Sydney for Steam-Raising Plant at Bunnerong Power-House
    Royal Commission Regarding the Contract Entered Into by the Municipal Council of Sydney for Steam-Raising Plant at Bunnerong Power-House
    [ Book : 1928 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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    Singleton Argus (NSW : 1880 - 1954) Thursday 9 August 1928 p 3 Article
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    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Wednesday 8 August 1928 p 11 Article
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