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Forenames: Richard

Last name: JOHNSON

Titles and Honours: FCS

Date of birth: 1809-01-01

Date of death: 1881-01-01

Date of Election: 1850-04-30

Honorary Member? No

Obituaries: Proc, vol 20, 1880 -1, p 135

Present in the Dictionary of National Biography? No


[All with F Crace-Calvert] "The chemical changes which pig iron undergoes during its conversion to wrought iron" (1857, vol 19, p 121); "On the specific gravity of alloys and amalgams (1858, P1, pp 44-5); "On the hardness of metals and alloys" (1860, vol 20, p 113); "On the conductibility of heat by amalgams" (1862, P2, 165-8); "On the action of sea water upon certain metals and alloys " (1865, P4, 115-9)

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Began in business as wire and pin manufacturer with brother and father. Grew to world-wide fame for manufacture of telegraph and rope wire. Experiments (with Crace -Calvert) on alloys of zinc, tin and copper in definite proportions

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