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Walter Rosenhain (1875–1934)

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Mr. Walter Rosenhain, F.R.S., D.Sc., a well-known metallurgical consultant, died in England on Sunday, at the age of 59. He was a son of the late Mr. M. Rosenhain, of Melbourne and London, and married in 1901 Miss Louise Monash, a sister of the late General Sir John Monash, of Melbourne. After having completed his course in civil engineering at the Melbourne University, he spent three years at Cambridge, after which he became scientific adviser to Messrs. Chance Bros., of Birmingham, principally in connection with optical glass and lighthouse apparatus. He was superintendent of the metallurgy department of the National Physical Laboratory from 1906 to 1931, was a past president of the Optical Society, London, and of the Institute of Metals. He won the Iron and Steel Institute's Carnegie medal in 1906, and its Bessemer medal in 1930. He was an authority on glass manufacture and physical metallurgy in its many phases, and wrote numerous papers of a highly scientific value.

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24 August, 1875
Berlin, Germany


17 March, 1934 (aged 58)
Kingston, Surrey, England

Cause of Death

cancer (not specified)

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