Edward Windsor Richards

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Edward Windsor Richards (August 1831 Dowlais - 12 November 1921) was a British engineer, and steel maker.[1]

Life[edit]

Richards was educated at Monmouth and Christ’s Hospital. He was an apprentice at the Rhymney Iron and Steel Works. He studied the economy of utilizing the waste heat in blast furnace gases.

Richards worked as assistant, and chief engineer of the Tredegar Iron Works. In 1871, he was general manager of the Ebbw Vale Iron Works, where he planned the Bessemer Steel Department.

In 1875, Richards was General Manager of the Eston Ironworks of Bolckow Vaughan and Co. These included three hæmatite blast furnaces, and his work with Sidney Gilchrist Thomas contributed to the development of the Gilchrist-Thomas process.

In 1888, he worked at[clarification needed] the manufacture of wrought iron, at the Low Moor Works. He retired in 1898.

Richards was President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in 1896 and 1897, and was President of the Iron and Steel Institute, of which he was an Original Member, in 1894.

He was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Monmouthshire on 11 April 1902.[2]

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Preceded by
Alexander Blackie William Kennedy
President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
1896-1897
Succeeded by
Samuel W. Johnson