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Alexandre Tropenas

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Alexandre Tropenas (c1860-1915)

1915 Obituary [1]

ALEXANDRE TROPENAS died on July 14, 1915, at the age of fifty-five.

He introduced the Tropenas converter for the production of steel castings. The first converter of this type, having a capacity of 800 lbs., was put down at the works of Messrs. Edgar Allen & Co., Sheffield, about 1891. The process was also adopted at Woolwich Arsenal. It was introduced into the United States in 1901.

He was a member of the Societe des Ingenieurs Civils de France, and was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1894.

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