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Julius Leonard Fox Vogel

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Julius Leonard Fox Vogel (c1873-1943) Metallurgist.

1894 Born in Wellington, New Zealand, son of the Hon. Sir Julius Vogel, K.C.M.G., Premier of and Agent General for New Zealand.

Educated at Charterhouse.

1894 Apprenticed to Gulcher Electrical Co., Ltd., Battersea, London; evening classes at Finsbury Technical College.

Assistant to Dr. O. J. Steinhart in Chemical and Electrolytic Syndicate, Ltd.

1894-1907 Partner in the firm of Steinhart and Vogel for 14 years; carrying out large scale investigations into new processes.

c.1906 At this time Steinhart, Vogel, and Cloud operated a laboratory in the accumulator works of Pritchetts and Gold.

1908 Steinhart, Vogel and Cloud was dissolved by mutual consent. J. L. F. Vogel took up the management of a tungsten works in the North of England[1]. The erection of the factory in Widnes was, however, abandoned.

1911 Living at Matham Manor Lodge, Matham Road East Molesey, Surrey: Mary Vogel (age 62 born Longford, Tasmania), Widow. With her son Julius Vogel (age 38 born Wellington, New Zealand), Chemical and Metallurgical Engineer - Employer, and her daughter Phoebe Vogel (age 35 born Marylebone). One visitor. Two servants.[2]

1914 Appointed by a combination of High Speed Steel makers to design and erect a Tungsten factory and subsequently appointed General Manager in charge of the whole business, High Speed Steel Alloys Ltd.

WWI Specially exempt for manufacture of Tungsten metal required for munition manufacture

1920 At a meeting of the British Association regarding tungsten for the manufacture of high-speed steel. [3]

By 1922 M.I.E.E., M.Inst.M.M., Chem. and Elec. Engr., of High Speed Steel Alloys, Ltd., Widnes, Lancs.

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Sources of Information

  1. Mining and Scientific Press,96, Issue 2481 - Page 179
  2. 1911 Census
  3. The Engineer 1920/09/03