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Thomas Bond Rogerson

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Thomas Bond Rogerson (c1852-1926)

1926 Obituary [1]

THOMAS BOND ROGERSON died at his residence, Redcliffe, Bridge-of-Allan, on October 31, 1926, in his seventy-first year.

He was born in Sunderland, and on completion of his education he served his apprenticeship as an engineer with the Weardale Iron and Steel Co. at Tow Law. He afterwards removed to Middlesbrough, where he entered the employment of the Linthorpe Ironworks, then under the management of the late Mr. Edward Williams (Past-President of the Iron and Steel Institute). In that position Mr. Rogerson acquired considerable metallurgical and mechanical experience, and was entrusted with the important work of the reconstruction of the Cyfarthfa blast-furnace plant in South Wales.

Later he obtained the appointment of blast-furnace manager and steelworks engineer at the Leeds Ironworks of Messrs. Walter Scott & Co., Ltd.

In 1892 he removed to Scotland, and took the position of blast-furnace manager at the Clyde Ironworks of Messrs. James Dunlop & Co., Ltd. The Calderbank Steelworks at Airdrie, belonging to the same company, also came under his charge in 1900, when he became general works manager, and later he became a director of the company.

While in the service of Messrs. James Dunlop, Mr. Rogerson made frequent visits to the United States, and took charge for a time of the blast-furnace plant of the Dayton Coal and Iron Co., Tennessee, of which company he was appointed a director. During his sojourn in the United States he made extensive journeys with the object of studying iron and steel works practice in that country.

About 1923 he retired from active management of the Clyde Ironworks and the Calderbank Steelworks, but continued to give his services to his firm in a consultative capacity. He was a constant attendant at the meetings of the Institute, and contributed an important paper on the subject of briquetting iron ore, in collaboration with Mr. Guy Barrett.

He was elected a member of the Institute in 1894.

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