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Fredrik Adolf Kjellin

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Fredrik Adolf Kjellin (1872-1910)

1911 Obituary [1]

FREDRIK ADOLF KJELLIN died on December 30, 1910. He was born at Vardinge, in the Stockholm district, in 1872. He went to school first at Orebro and then at Stockholm, where he afterwards studied at the Technical High School under Klason. Chemistry was his chief subject, and he assisted Wiborgh in his pyrometer researches.

Subsequently he became metallurgical chemist at the Gysinge works of the Aktiebolaget G. Benedicks. On the instigation of his chief, G. Benedicks, he investigated electric steel-smelting, and in 1899 he constructed the first induction furnace, which at once made his name known everywhere. He remained at the steelworks till 1904, when he joined the Metallurgiska Aktiebolaget.

Two years ago he entered into partnership with Mr. P. Harden in the Aktiebolaget Ingeniorsbureau Allians of Stockholm. He presented many papers to learned societies. When the University of Upsala celebrated the Linnd Festival in 1907, the honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy was conferred upon him for his electro-metallurgical work.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1905.

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