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Herbert Le Neve Foster

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Herbert Le Neve Foster ( -1904)

1904 Obituary [1]

HERBERT LE NEVE FOSTER, of Temple Row, Birmingham, died in the train on November 16, 1904, on his way home to his residence at Hamstead, near Birmingham. He was about fifty-three years of age. He was a son of the late Mr. Peter Le Neve Foster, Secretary of the Society of Arts, and a brother of the late Sir Clement Le Neve Foster.

He was associated with Messrs. Thomas & Gilchrist in the introduction of the basic process, and was for some time manager of the Round Oak Steelworks. He was a skilled metallurgist, and manager of the Pwthwyllan Quarries, at Ruabon. He was an active member of the Iron and Steel Institute, to which he contributed, in 1888, a paper on a new instrument for colour determinations of carbon in steel.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1880.

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