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Sir Frank Gill KCMG OBE Telecommunications Engineer & Global Visionary - Set Mint - Set

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Full sheets
GBP £148.80
Full sheets
GBP £148.80
Technical details
  • 14.10.2019
  • Andrew Robinson, EJC Design
  • Lowe Martin
  • Offset Lithography
  • 4 Colours
  • 42 x 28mm
  • 57p, 90p, £1.10, £1.52, £1.85
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About Sir Frank Gill KCMG OBE Telecommunications Engineer & Global Visionary - Set Mint

This fascinating six stamp collection illustrates the extraordinary career of Frank Gill who was born in Castletown in 1866 and was a global visionary telecommunications engineer. He trained at various companies throughout the British Isles and in 1890 became the chief electrician to the Liverpool District of the National Telephone Company. Here he installed the first UK automatic junction signalling equipment and was responsible for the first very large metallic circuit exchange equipment. Frank was appointed District Manager for Dublin and the South of Ireland in 1893, quickly becoming the Superintendent of Ireland in 1896. Here he supervised the designs of the new Dublin Exchange, built in 1897, and the new Belfast Exchange, constructed a few years later.

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