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Patent lawyer , electrical expert and engineer

Thomas Dixon Lockwood, British patent lawyer, electrical expert and engineer. Member Institution Elec. Engineers, London; member National Elec. Light Association, Old Time Telegraphers and History Association; member Telephone Pioneers American.

Background

Lockwood, Thomas Dixon was born on December 30, 1848 in Smethwick, Staffordshire, England. Son of John F. and Mary (Dixon) Lockwood.

Education

Education common schools there. Technical knowledge of electrical engineering and patent law, self acquired.

Career

Made paper, Lee, Massachusetts, 1868-1869. Made plate glass, Indiana, 1869-1871. Worked on rys., Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, telegraph operator, ticket agent, locomotive engineer, 1871-1875.

In service American Tel. and Tel. Company and predecessors, since 1879. Patent attorney, expert in electrical inventions before patent office and United States cts.

Authority on telephony and telegraphy, retired, 1919.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Information for Telephonists, 1881. Electrical Measurements, 1883. Electricity, Magnetism and the Electric Telegraph, 1885.

      Translator, reviser of Ohm’s Law, 1890. Contributor to electrical and other journals.

Membership

Member Institution Elec. Engineers, London; member National Elec. Light Association, Old Time Telegraphers and History Association.

Member Telephone Pioneers American. Clubs: Exchange, Algonquin, City (Boston).

Connections

Married Mary Helm, October 20, 1875. Children: Arthur George Frederick, Stanley Dixon (deceased).

father:
John F. Lockwood

mother:
Mary (Dixon) Lockwood

spouse:
Mary Helm

children:
Arthur George Frederick Lockwood

Stanley Dixon Lockwood (deceased)