S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Webb, Mr George Arthur (electrical engineering)

Born: Date not known, Place not known.
Died: 1937, Johannesburg, South Africa.

George Arthur Webb was an associate of the (British) Institution of Electrical Engineers. Though he was a British subject, he resided in Randfontein, Gauteng, in September 1908 when he applied for a United States patent (granted in 1910) for a 'Jockey or rope-grip for mechanical haulage'. Shortly thereafter he contributed a paper on 'The earthing of electrical apparatus' to the Transactions of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (1909/10, Vol. 1(6), pp. 141-147).

Webb became a member of the South African Association for the Advancement of Science in 1914 and was still a member by 1918, when he lived in Johannesburg.


List of sources:

Google patents. http://www.google.com/patents/US946747

National Automated Archival Information Retrieval System (NAAIRS). http://www.national.archives.gov.za/naairs.htm Documents relating to George Arthur Webb.

South African Association for the Advancement of Science. Report, 1918, list of members.

South African Institute of Electrical Engineers. Index of SAIEE Transactions, 1909-2007. Digital file received from SAIEE.


Compiled by: C. Plug


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