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Mr. W. A. Benton

Nature volume 150, page 50 (11 July 1942) | Download Citation



WE regret to record the sudden death of William Alfred Benton at his home at Handsworth, Birmingham, on June 19, at the age of seventy-one. For many years Mr. Benton was in charge of research at Messrs. W. and T. Avery Ltd., Soho Foundry, Birmingham, and was a well-known figure in scientific circles. He was a fellow of the Physical Society and a past president of the Birmingham Metallurgical Society ; among other activities he was a member of the Society of Chemical Industry the Newcomen Society and the Wolverhampton and District Society. During the past few years Mr, Benton had been compiling a work on the history of the balance, and it is fortunate that the greater part has already been completed.

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