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Alfred George Bessemer

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Alfred George Bessemer (1868-1906)

1868 Born in Norwood, son of Alfred George Bessemer (1840-1918)[1]

1907 Obituary [2]

ALFRED GEORGE BESSEMER, junior, born at Norwood on the 13th July, 1868, was educated at St. Leonards and at Finsbury Technical College, London, where he distinguished himself in mathematics.

He served his apprenticeship to the Brush Electrical Engineering Company, Limited, and afterwards joined their staff as an assistant.

Leaving their service in 1893, he was employed for a short period in the mechanical engineering works of Messrs. W. H. Allen and Sons, and subsequently went to Chatham as an assistant to Louis Brennan, C.B., for whom he carried out important experimental work.

He died suddenly at Wimbledon on the 19th February, 1906, aged 37.

Mr. Bessemer was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 9th January, 1894.

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