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Magnus Troilius

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Magnus Troilius (1857-1886)


1886 Obituary[1]

"Mr. Magnus Troilius.—This gentleman, who died suddenly a few days ago in New York, where he had just established a business as a metallurgical chemist, was the son of the Director-General of Railways in Sweden, where he was born in 1857. Mr. Troilius studied at the School of Mines at Stockholm, where he took a high position, and afterwards was occupied as head of the laboratory in several leading Swedish iron works. Subsequently he came to England, and was for some years in the office of Mr. C. P. Sandberg, as chemist and inspector of iron and steel. In 1882 Mr. Troilius became chief chemist at the Midvale Steel Works in Philadelphia, a position which he vacated only a few months ago to undertake a metallurgical laboratory of his own. The deceased had only recently published an excellent work on the “ Chemistry of Iron.”


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