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Erwin Starr Sperry (1866-1914)
1914 Obituary 
ERWIN STARR SPERRY died on January 31, 1914, at his residence in Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Born in Ansonia, Conn., on February 28, 1866, he received his education at the Ansonia and Derby High Schools, graduating from the latter in 1884. Subsequently he attended the Sheffield Scientific School of the Yale University, from which he graduated in 1887. He became Assistant Instructor in Chemistry at the Yale University under Professor H. L. Wells, and in 1891 accepted the position of chemist to the Aluminium, Brass, and Bronze Company, Bridgeport. He afterwards became superintendent of the Waldo Foundry.
It was in 1905 that he founded the Brass World and Plater's Guide, which he so ably edited till the time of his death. Mr. Sperry was a member of many scientific societies, both of Europe and the United States, and contributed many valuable papers to their transactions.
He was elected a member of the Institute of Metals in 1910.