Alden, George I.

Alden, George I.
b. 22 April 1843 Templeton, Massachusetts, USA
d. 13 September 1926 Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
American mechanical engineer and professor of engineering.
From 1868 to 1896 George Alden was head of the steam and mechanical engineering departments at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts. He made a donation in 1910 to establish a hydraulic laboratory at the Institute, and later a further donation for an extension of the laboratory which was completed in 1925. He was Chairman of the Board of Norton (Abrasives) Company and made a significant contribution to the theory of grinding in his paper in 1914 to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He was a member of that society from 1880, the year of its foundation, and took an active part in its proceedings.
Principal Honours and Distinctions
Vice-President, American Society of Mechanical Engineers 1891–3.
1914, "Operation of grinding wheels in machine grinding", Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers 36:451–60.
Further Reading
For a description of the Alden Hydraulic Laboratory, see Mechanical Engineering, June 1926: 634–5.

Biographical history of technology. - Taylor & Francis e-Librar. . 2005.

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