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|Born||13 November 1843|
Birmingham, West Midlands, England, U.K.
|Died||28 March 1922 (78)|
Albany, New York
Leo Daft (November 13, 1843 - March 28, 1922) was an English-born mechanical and electrical engineer involved in the development of electric streetcars. In the early twentieth century, Daft, along with his son-in-law Alfred Williams, founded the Electrical Ore-Finding Company Ltd. to exploit various electrical surveying techniques that the pair had patented.
- "LEO DAFT: An Electric Railway Pioneer", Cassier's Magazine 20 (3): 263-264, July 1901, https://www.google.com/books/edition/Mechanical_Handling/jzE5AQAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=%22Leo+Daft%22&pg=PA263
The Gold Finder
- London Express (10 July 1904), "THE GOLD FINDER. Wonderful Invention Recently Exhibited in a Hotel in London.", Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): 32, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/380003183
- Vernon, Robert W. (2008), "Alfred Williams, Leo Daft and 'The Electrical Ore-Finding Company Limited'", British Mining (Sheffield, South Yorkshire: Northern Mine Research Society) (86): 4-30, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/266855071_Alfred_Williams_Leo_Daft_and_%27The_Electrical_Ore-Finding_Company_Limited%27