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James Edgar Hurst

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James Edgar Hurst CBE, Metallurgical chemist, author of many inventions concerned with the centrifugal casting of iron. Carnegie Research Scholar. Oliver Stubbs, Gold Medallist and E. J. Fox, Gold Medal I.B.F.

1893 Born in Hadfield, Derbys[1]

Career: Assistant Chemist, Beyer Peacock Ltd.

1916 Married Margery Whiteley in Glossop

Chief Chemist and Metallurgist Richard Hornsby and Sons, Ltd.

Chief Chemist and Metallurgist, D. Napier and Sons, Ltd., Acton

Managing Director, Centrifugal Castings Ltd., Kilmarnock

1926 Patent with Edmund Bruce Ball on centrifugal castings

1926 Birth of son Dalton William Stanley Hurst in Ashton under Lyne[2]

Manager, Centrifugal Castings Dept., Newton, Chambers and Co., Ltd., Thorncliffe, nr. Sheffield.

c.1928 Joined Bradley and Foster

1939 Lived in Lichfield. Chairman, Research Comm.: B.C.I.R.A. Past Pres. Institution of British Foundrymen, Member Iron and Steel Institute., Member of Council Staff Iron and Steel Institute, Member of Verein Deutscher Giessereifachleute. Tech. Director, Bradley and Foster Ltd., Bradley's Concrete Ltd., Sheepbridge Stokes Centrifugal Castings Co., Ltd.

1939 Metallurgist, Technical Director, Pig Iron & Castings Manufacturer, lived in Lichfield with Margery Hurst[3]

1945 Founder member of the Institution of Metallurgists

c.1948 Appointed MD of Bradley and Foster[4]

1959 Died in Birmingham.

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. BMD
  3. 1939 register
  4. The Times June 23, 1959