S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science

McBlaine, Mr J (electrical engineering)

Born: Date not known, Place not known.
Died: Date not known, Place not known.

J. McBlaine was a member of the provisional committee that organised the foundation of the South African Society of Electrical Engineers in 1897. In February 1898 he read a paper on "lightning" before the society. It was subsequently published in the local technical and commercial journal Machinery.

He is probably the same person as James McBlain, who was appointed as electrical engineer in the Public Works Department of Kenya in September 1914.

List of sources:

Government Notice No. 231. The Official [Kenya] Gazette, 14 October 1914, p. 1054. Retrieved from https://books.google.co.za/books?id=esa9gtIeIhwC&pg=PA1054&lpg=PA1054&dq=j mcblaine electrical engineering&source=bl&ots=bNtOxzpU-q&sig=RDnxO3jYUR77R-jRG6VvdC8ptM4&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjW1bvhjoDcAhUkAcAKHUbKD2IQ6AEIWjAI#v=onepage&q=j mcblaine electrical engineering&f=false on 2018-7-2.

Pask, T. An historical note of 1897. Transactions of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers, 1930, Vol. 21(11), pp. 240-243.

Compiled by: C. Plug