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Walter Carter

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Walter Carter (1874-1933), director of J. J. Saville and Co


1933 Obituary [1]

WALTER CARTER was a director of Messrs. J. and J. Saville and Company of the Triumph Steel Works, Sheffield, with whom he had been connected for twenty-five years. He was also sales manager for the company in Great Britain. He had previously held appointments for about ten years with Messrs. Sir W. G. Armstrong, Whitworth and Company at Openshaw, where he gained considerable experience of tool design and high-speed steels.

He spent nearly a year in America demonstrating these steels, and he was also the author of several papers on the subject and a frequent contributor to discussions on tool steels at the Institution.

Mr. Carter was born at Hulme, Manchester, in 1874, and from 1891 to 1897 received his technical education at the Royal Technical College, Salford, where he later became a lecturer on machine drawing and design. He commenced his apprenticeship in 1888 with Messrs. John Cameron, of Salford, with whom he remained until 1899.

Mr. Carter had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1906. His death occurred on 19th November 1932.


1933 Obituary [2]

WALTER CARTER died on November 19, 1932, at the age of fifty-eight.

He first spent about ten years with Messrs. W. G. Armstrong Whitworth & Co., Ltd., at Openshaw, Manchester, before joining Messrs. J. J. Saville & Co., Ltd., Triumph Steelworks, Sheffield. At his death he was a director of the company and their sales manager in Great Britain.

He had a wide knowledge of the application and treatment of alloy steels of all kinds, particularly high-speed steels.

He became a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1916.


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