Todd is generally recognised for his work in Astronomy, meteorology and the Postal Service. However, Todd's interests were very broad, none more so than in electrical engineering. His involvement with telegraphy gave him an appreciation for the science of electricity which he carried forward into electrical generation, battery technology, lighting and other applications of electricity to the modernising life of mid-late Victorians.
Summary of presentation by Richard Venus (OEM) at Symposium Aug 2012
An image of the carriage clock to commemorate Todd's his 75th birthday, presented by "his colleagues of the conference of electrical engineers of the Commonwealth Adelaide 7(?) July 1901". The carriage clock appears to be hand made. Donated by…
Brief article describing a display of electricity at the Flinders Street Baptist Church