Sir Oliver Lodge.

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Date:1904 - 1906 (c.)

Description:Sir Oliver Lodge was born at The Views, Penkhull in June 1851. His father was a clerk with the North Staffordshire Railway. He went to a dame school in Penkhull and later to London University and the Royal Institute. In 1877 he was awarded the Doctor of Science at the University College, London.
Sir Lodge was instrumental in the development of the spark plug for motor car engines. He developed an apparatus called the Lodge Igniter which he used for demonstrating the arcing of electricity. He returned to Stoke-on-Trent after living away, and died in 1940.

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