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    THE Iron and Steel Institute will meet at Liverpool from Tuesday, September 20, to Friday, the 23rd. Sir Frederick Abel will preside. The following papers will probably be read and discussed:—(Tuesday) on the condensation of ammonia from blast furnaces, by Sir L. Bell, F.R.S.; on alloys of chrome and iron, by R. A. Hadfield; on the Liverpool overhead railway, by J. H. Greathead: (Wednesday) on the engineering laboratories in Liverpool, by Prof. H. S. Hele-Shaw; on the Siemens-Martin process at Witkowitz, Austria, by P. Kupelwieser; on failures in the necks of chilled rolls, by C. A. Winder: (Thurday) on a new process for the elimination of sulphur, by E. Saniter; on the elimination of sulphur from iron, by J. E. Stead. On Tuesday evening the members and their friends will dine together, and on Wednesday evening there will be a conversazione in the Walker Art Galleries, offered by the Mayor of Liverpool and Mrs. James De Eels Adam. A part of each of the first three days will be devoted to the inspection of various works, and on Friday there will be excursions, one party going to Chester, another to Stoke-on-Trent. If a sufficient number of names are given in, there will also be an excursion to the new Water Supply of Liverpool at Lake Vyrnwy.

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    Notes. Nature 46, 471–475 (1892) doi:10.1038/046471a0

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