The Bosshardt Furnace and Its Product
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of one manuscript apparently written as an appraisal of a variation on the open-hearth furnace manufacture of iron and steel castings based on author’s personal observations of the process.
- Stoughton, Bradley 1873-1959 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection housed remotely. Users need to contact 24 hours in advance.
Biographical / Historical
The author of this manuscript, Bradley Stoughton (1873-1959), was Lehigh’s first dean of engineering (1936-1939). He came to Lehigh in 1923 (1923-1944) to fill the chair in metallurgy left vacant by the death of Joseph W. Richards. Prior to this he served on numerous national committees as secretary of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers (1913-1921). Previously he had been at Columbia University and while there had co-authored “Metallurgy of Iron and Steel” with H. M. Howe for 25 years the standard text on the subject. In 1922, under the administration of President Warren G. Harding, he prepared a report on the 12 hour day in the steel industry, resulting in the adoption of the 8 hour day. Also in 1922, he was elected president of the American Electrochemical Society. In 1942, he was elected president of the American Society of Metals. He retired from Lehigh in 1944. Lehigh’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering created the Bradley Stoughton Student Award given to an outstanding senior to honor Professor Stoughton’s distinguished career.
1 box, .25 linear feet
Language of Materials
This manuscript is a report based on personal observations regarding a variation of the open-hearth furnace manufacture of steel castings first installed in Switzerland in the early 20th century and later installed in the United States. Detailed descriptions of the process and the quality of the product are presented.
The manuscript is arranged by the chronological process of the manufacture of the iron and steel castings. There are a Table of Contents, List of Illustrations, and then following numbered typed pages of text divided into eight sections interspersed with illustrations.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
June 29, 1960
No additions anticipated.
1 box, .25 linear feet
- Finding Aid of the Bosshardt Furnace and Its Product
- William Ying
- March 6, 2013
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