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Finniston, Sir (Harold) Montague [Monty] (1912–1991), metallurgist and businessman, was born at 26 Aikenhead Road, Govanhill, Glasgow, on 15 August 1912, the eldest child in the family of two sons and three daughters of Robert Finniston and his wife, Esther, née Diamond. Both parents were Russian-Jewish immigrants; the original family name was ...

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McCance, Sir Andrew (1889–1983), steelmaster and metallurgist, was born at 12 Adder Steps, Cadder, Dunbartonshire, on 30 March 1889, the third of four children and younger son of John McCance, a cloth factor, and his wife, Janet Ferguson McGaw. His father subsequently worked for the ...

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Percy, John (1817–1889), metallurgist, was born at Nottingham on 23 March 1817, the third son of Henry Percy, a solicitor. He went to a private school at Southampton, and then returned to Nottingham, where he attended chemical lectures by a Mr Grisenthwaite at the local school of medicine. He wished to become a chemist, but yielded to his father's desire that he should graduate in medicine, and in April 1834 was taken by his brother ...

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Sadler, James (bap. 1753, d. 1828), balloonist and chemist, was born in Oxford and baptized there on 27 February 1753. He was the elder son of James Sadler (1718–1791), cook and confectioner of (now 84) High Street, and his wife, Elizabeth (1718–1802), probably ...

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Siemens, Sir (Charles) William [formerly Karl Wilhelm] (1823–1883), electrical engineer and metallurgist, was born at Lenthe, Hanover, the fourth son of Christian Ferdinand Siemens (1787–1840) and his wife, Eleonore, née Deichmann. To avoid confusion with his younger brother Karl Heinrich, he was known as ...

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Smith, Cyril Stanley (1903–1992), metallurgist and historian of technology, was born on 4 October 1903 in Birmingham, the third of the four children of Joseph Seymour Smith, a commercial traveller for Camp coffee, and his wife, Frances, née Norton (1871–1949). He was brought up in a Methodist household. He was educated by avidly reading the ...

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Thomas, Sidney Gilchrist (1850–1885), metallurgist, was born on 16 April 1850 at Campanile Cottage, Canonbury Villas, Islington, London, the second of the four children of William Thomas (1808–1867), a Welsh clerk in the solicitor's department of the Inland Revenue office, and his wife, ...

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Tipper [née Elam], Constance Fligg (1894–1995), metallurgist and crystallographer, was born on 16 February 1894 in Station Road, New Barnet, Hertfordshire, the daughter of William Henry Elam, surgeon, and his wife, Lydia, née Coombes. She was educated at St Felix School, Southwold...