S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Calder, Mr W (mechanical engineering)

Born: Date not known, Place not known.
Died: Date not known, Place not known.

W. Calder became a member of the Mechanical Engineers' Association of the Witwatersrand in 1898, during its first year. Subsequently he was a member of council of its successor, the Transvaal Institute of Mechanical Engineers, from 1906 to 1910. In 1909 he read a paper before its members on "Features of the handling and preparation of gold-bearing rock for cyanide treament as they appeal to a mechanical engineer". The paper was published in the institute's Journal (1909/10, Vol. 8).

Calder was elected president of the South African Institution of Engineers for 1913/4.


List of sources:
Draper, J.R. The engineer's contribution: a history of the South African Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1892-1967 (p. 245). Johannesburg: SAIME, 1967.

Journal of the Transvaal Institute of Mechanical Engineers, 1906-1910, Vol. 5-8.

Orr, J. Presidential address. Associated Scientific and Technical Societies of South Africa, Annual Proceedings, 1938, pp. 15-86 (see p. 21).


Compiled by: C. Plug


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