Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,920 pages of information and 235,419 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Augustus Frederick Wiener

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Augustus Frederick Wiener ( -1906)


1906 Obituary [1]

AUGUSTUS FREDERICK WIENER died on July 5, 1906, at the age of sixty-eight. After a varied commercial career on the Continent and in England, he became connected with the metal industry, in the year 1900, as managing director of a company exploiting deposits of vanadium and silver lead ores in Spain.

In the year 1902 he was appointed managing director of the New Vanadium Alloys, Limited, a company formed to acquire the vanadium portion of the business of the earlier company; and practically devoted the last six years to perfecting the methods of vanadium extraction and reduction at the company's works in Wales, and in extending the use of vanadium as an alloy of special steel. With what success he met is shown by the interesting papers on vanadium steel which have been read during the course of the last two years, at various institutions throughout Great Britain.

He was elected a member of the Institute in 1903.


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