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Sir Alfred Seale Haslam

Nature volume 119, page 245 (12 February 1927) | Download Citation



BY the sudden death of Sir Alfred Haslam on Jan. 13 at the age of eighty-three years, Great Britain loses one of its principal pioneers in the development of the practice of refrigeration. More than any country, Great Britain depends on its overseas food supply, and the maintenance of that supply is only possible to-day through the application of artificial cold. Sir Alfred Haslam was one of the first British engineers to manufacture refrigerating machines, and the success of his work was recognised so long ago as 1888, when he received the freedom of the City of London for “services rendered to commerce.”

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