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William Lawrence Turner

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William Lawrence Turner (1884-1950) of British Thermit Co

1922 Metallurgist; Governing Director, The British Thermit Co., Ltd., Liverpool; b. 1884; s. of William Turner. Ed. Eton Coll. Training: Faraday House, London. 1st Prizeman. With American Vanadium Co., Pittsburgh, 19o7-9; since 1910, engaged in development and manufacture in Great Britain of rare metals and ferro-alloys of same, principally by the "Thermit " process; Patentee of several improvements in the technology of the above process. Club: Junior Carlton. Address: Purley, Caldy, Cheshire.

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