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Frederick Charles Alfred Hyatt Lantsberry

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Frederick Charles Alfred Hyatt Lantsberry M. Sc. (c1885-1940), Scientist.

Worked with Walter Rosenhain at the National Physical Laboratory.

1940 Obituary [1]

Frederick C. A. H. Lantsberry, M.Sc.Tech.(Manc.), president and director of William Jessop and Sons, Inc., dealers in special tool steels, died at his home in Scarsdale, N.Y., U.S.A., on June 29, 1939, after an illness of 2 months. He was 55 years of age.

Lantsberry was born in Manchester and graduated from Manchester University.

He was employed for a short time by the British Westinghouse Company, and later founded the Research Laboratories of the Birmingham Small Arms Company.

He joined William Jessop and Sons, and was for some time managing director of the Brightside Works, before going to the United States in 1928 as president of the New York Branch.

By profession Lantsberry was a chemical engineer, and while in this country perfected several types of tool steel. He was a Fellow of the Institute of Chemistry, and had translated several technical books on steel from English into German.

Lantsberry was an Original Member of the Institute of Metals, and served as a Member of Council from 1921 to 1925.

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