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Carlo Vanzetti

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Carlo Vanzetti ( -1932)

1932 Obituary [1]

Commendatore Ing. CARLO VANZETTI, C.B.E., died in Paris on May 30, 1932.

He played an important part in the early days of the application of electricity to the manufacture of steel, and practically developed the application of the inventions of a number of pioneers to the great benefit of the Italian electric-steel industry.

During the Great War he rendered invaluable services to the British Government, which were recognised by the bestowal on him of the honour of the C.B.E.

At the time of the Institute's Autumn Meeting in Milan in 1923, he was Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce in that city, and as a member of the Executive Committee appointed to organise the details of the Institute's visit he took a prominent part in making the arrangements for the works visits and entertainment of the visitors. At that Meeting he presented a paper on "The Use of the Small Converter for the Production of Large Steel Castings," in which he described the plant and methods employed by the Steel Foundry of Milan.

In 1926, he attended the International Foundry Convention at Detroit; his personality and devotion to the foundry industry were so much appreciated that the International Foundrymen's Technical Committee, which assembled shortly after, nominated him as a future President, which post of honour he assumed in 1930.

In September 1931, he was virtually the host of the Foundry Congress in Milan, which he carried through to a highly successful conclusion. He was a Vice-President of the Association Technique de Fonderie, a Member of Council of the Institute of British Foundrymen and a Member of the American Foundrymen's Association.

He joined the Iron and Steel Institute in 1907.

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