Josiah Latimer Clark

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Josiah Latimer Clark

Josiah Latimer Clark (born March 10, 1822 in Great Marlow , † October 30, 1898 in London ) was an English engineer. The focus of his work was on bridge building and telegraphing .

Clark began as an assistant to his brother Edwin (1814-1894) in the construction of the Menai Straits Bridge. He investigated the signal delay in submarine cables , he was one of the inventors of the pneumatic tube in 1854 and invented the Clark standard element named after him in 1874 , a historical form of a reference voltage source . Clark tried to standardize electrical units. He introduced the units of volts , ohms , watts and farads .


Individual evidence

  1. ^ Publications Edwin Clark in the Internet Archive - online

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