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Niles, Donald E. (ed.) / The Wisconsin engineer
Volume 48, Number 3 (November 1943)

Jacobson, Glenn
Campus notes,   pp. 30-33

Page 33

      (continued from page 22)
    Miners and Metallurgists
  HENDY, ROBERT G., '41, 1st Lieu-
tenant in the Air Corps, has been help-
ing to enlarge and improve the field at
Gulfport Field, Miss.
  JOHN E. BROBST, e'03, G-E Engi-
neering Consultant, Dies-J. E. Brobst,
general consultant of the industrial con-
trol engineering division of the General
Electric Company, died in Schenectady,
on September 30 after a brief illness.
Mr. Brobst had been associated with
General Electric for 40 years and is
credited with many important contribu-
tions to the development of industrial
control equipment.
  A native of Mondovi, Wisconsin, Mr.
Brobst was graduated from the Univer-
sity of Wisconsin in 1903, joining G-E's
motor design department at the Schenec-
tady plant that same year. A short time
later he became a design engineer in the
industrial control department.
  In 1929, he was made manager of the
company's Bloomfield, N. J., plant, re-
turning to Schenectady a year later to
head the industrial control engineering
department as managing engineer. He
continued in this post until January 1,
1943, when he was appointed general
consultant to the department.
  Mr. Brobst was an associate member
of the A.I.E.E. He was active in civic
affairs and was a past president of the
Schenectady Council of Boy Scouts.
  HARRISON, EMANUEL, '42, is in
the testing laboratories of the General
Electric Co. His first test was in Vacuum
Tube Engineering on the development
of a new tube for the Ultra-High Fre-
  SCHULTZ, ARTHUR, '43, is with
the Sylvania Co., and has recently com-
pleted a three month training period.
At the present time he is working in the
Commercial  Engineering  Department
where development of consumers' special
needs is considered.
is working with RCA at Harrison, N. J.,
in the Advance Development Shop. In
this department first models of new tube
types are developed.
has been put in charge of student trans-
fers in the testing labs at General Elec-
was married to Elizabeth J. Bauer on
May 24, 1943, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
They are now living in Philadelphia,
      (continued from page 31)
  The following officers were elect-
ed for the fall semester by the Me-
chanical Engineering Society of
Wisconsin at a meeting held Friday,
October 8:
  President-Roy Anderson
  Vice-President-Bill Mueller
  Treasurer-Don Rasmussen
  Secretary-Elwood Buff a
  Prof. D. W. Nelson will continue
as faculty advisor.
  A new edition of Prof. Raymond
J. Roark's handbook, "Formulas
for Stress and Strain," recently an-
nounced by McGraw-Hill, presents
data that have become available
since the publication of the first
edition. The handbook "brings to-
gether and presents in convenient
form all the available formulas for
stress, strain, and strength of mate-
rials that are likely to prove useful
to the designing engineer."
Bilge-pump bodies of Rmriiu  lTI  AL
resist salt water - have longer life
The corrosive action of salt-laden bilge water calls for the use
of a corrosion-resistant metal in bilge pumps used by many U. S.
Navy seaplanes. Longer life and maximum service are assured
through the use of Ampco Metal, as this alloy of the aluminum
bronze class has splendid corrosion-resistant properties.
You may need an acid- and corrosion-resistant material which
has - coupled with these properties - high tensile strength
and excellent wear-resistance. The remarkable physical prop-
erties of "Ampco" bronzes lend themselves to many applica-
tions where unusual service is required which will affect length
of life, economy, and, in many cases, operating safety.
When you need bronze parts to stand up against corrosion, wear,
or metal ratigue, investigate Ampco Metal. bend
for free booklet,"File 41-Engineering Data Sheets."
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