Manufacturer of arc resistances and dimmers in Cecil Court, London, who bought Woolnough’s share of the Strand Electric company and joined Earnshaw and Sheridan in 1918.
In 1929 he patented the Magnetic Clutch, which made possible Strand’s contribution to the compact remote control of lighting.

In 1934, the new permanent installation for Sir Thomas Beecham at the Royal Opera House was Strand’s first job on a “Continental” scale. The stage lighting load was 700kW AC and 150kW DC controlled by Mansell clutch-driven dimmers from a unique 120-way remote control panel located on the perch.