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    A MEETING of the Iron and Steel Institute was held on Wednesday and Thursday of last week, May 24 and 25. There was a somewhat short programme, only five papers being on the agenda, and one of these was not read. There were, however, two additional papers afterwards brought in, but they were only read by title, and as they were not discussed, had very little influence on the proceedings. The papers read were as follows:—On the elimination of sulphur from iron and steel, by J. E. Stead, of Middlesbrough; on the Saniter process of desulphurisation, by E. H. Saniter, Wigan; notes on puddling iron, by John Head: on the recording pyrometer, by Prof. W. H. Roberts Austen. On the members assembling on Wednesday morning, the president, Sir Frederick Abel, occupied the chair, and the usual formal business of reading the minutes was first undertaken, after which the report of the council was read by the secretary, from which it appears that the advance of the institute in respect to membership has not been altogether satisfactory of late. The resignation of the secretary, Mr. Jeans, was also mentioned. The opportunity has been taken by the council, of Mr. Jeans's retirement, to introduce some modifications in the secretarial and editorial arrangements. Mr. Bennett H. Brougb, an Associate of the Royal School of Mines, who has for some time past been an assistant professor at the Royal College of Science, has been appointed to the office of secretary and editor to the institute.

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    The Iron and Steel Institute. Nature 48, 113–114 (1893) doi:10.1038/048113a0

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