History of Electric Induction Heating

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Induction Heating
  1. Early work to Salesman
  2. Salesman to entrepreneur
  3. Vacuum furnaces
  4. Henry Rowan, Mars Rocket
  5. Cheston, Cragmet, IRS
  6. Visit Russia, Meet Vera
  7. Around the world, Meet the president
  8. Kramatorsk
  9. Consarc
  10. Consarc UK
  11. Carbon contract
  12. Russians in Scotland
  13. The Embargo is Coming
  14. Embargo and Aftermath
  15. BEPA
  16. After BEPA
  17. Fiber Materials Appeal
  18. Consarc Officials Deny Wrongdoing in Sales to Soviets
  19. Memos from Henry Rowan to Metcalf
  20. Rowland motor patent 1868
  21. Rowland reviews the bids for Niagara Falls power station
  22. Metcalf's father's poem, and Metcalf genealogy
  23. The Peace Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
  24. Problems of Russia's Policy With Respect to China and Japan
  25. History of Ajax Magnethermic
  26. The most important event for Inductotherm
  27. Fright Flight
  28. Black art of carbon production
  29. Polaris Missile
  30. Nuclear Airplane
  31. Nuclear Engine
  32. Molten metal eats through and explodes
  33. Cannon Muskegon Corporation
  34. Metcalf at General Motors Research from April 1955 to Oct 1955
  35. Metcalf pouring superalloy at GE from Oct 1955 to June 1956
  36. Metcalf at Waimet (later Howmet) from June 1956 to July 1957
  37. Black art of carbon production
  38. Project to test NASA hot hydrogen engine
  39. Special Metals Number 9
  40. Metcalf joins Inductotherm group
  41. Device to load materials into a furnace for melting
  42. Bank reneged on a commitment to finance a job in Russia
  43. Inductotherm private airport
  44. NERVA (Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Application) and all I know about carbon
  45. NERVA Engine Control Rods
  46. same as 383-Nuke.html
  47. Development of Polaris missle
  48. Ajax NASA
  49. Production of carbon fabrics and threads made from rayon
  50. George Houghton, Aerojet Inspector gives Metcalf Rocket history
  51. Rayon to carbon to graphite
  52. Metcalf buys the control division of the Pelton Water Wheel Company
  53. Rowan's account of firing Consarc President
  54. Kama Purchasing Commission, Ukraine
  55. Role of chromium in vacuum melters
  56. ASEA wins contract for isopress
  57. Induction heating to re-refile tank cannon
  58. Hoover-Ugine Company
  59. Letter to Henry Rowan at Inductotherm
  60. John Mortimer in Rancocas
  61. Consarc Board of Directors Meeting
  62. Consarc Board of Directors Meeting
  63. Hillbilly
  64. How to produce Calcarb
  65. Newsday, late 1987
  66. Embargo Regulations
  67. Seizure of Goods
  68. Minutes of Dept of Trade, London
  69. Minutes of ECGD Meeting
  70. Rowan Interview
  71. Bombshell looks like dud
  72. Letter to Hank Rowan
  73. Consarc Board Meeting
  74. Minutes of DTI Meeting, London
  75. Stansted Fluid Power
  76. Minutes of DTI Meeting, 3 Oct 85
  77. Letter to IHI Master Metals

Induction Heating

By James Farol Metcalf

Rowan's Account of Firing Consarc President

From Rowan's Book: "The Fire Within" copyrighted 1995.

"For Wooding, the end came at a board meeting at Consarc in February 1973. The agenda called for the election of corporate officers, and the outcome seemed predetermined. The five-man board was comprised of J, his friend from Consarc Power Corporation, George Johnston, Roy Ruble, Bob Hotchkin, and myself. Wooding and Johnston could be counted on to preserve the Englishman's interests, while Hotch, Roy and I were determined to save Consarc.

Wooding was beside himself at that evening meeting. There was no doubt in my mind that, while subconsciously he yearned for independence, his conscious mind was fighting for the survival of the status quo and the prestige that being CEO of Consarc had brought him.

He sneered and fidgeted and stalled, fully aware that I planned to remove him as president of Consarc. But it wouldn't happen that day; he protested that he had not been given sufficient notice to prepare for a board meeting, as it had been called a few days short of the 10 days advance notice required by the bylaws.

He had us on a technicality; so Hotchkin, Roy, and I picked up our papers advising the Englishman we'd see him in another two weeks, on February 26, 1973.

The next meeting was like something out of The Exorcist. Besides George Johnston and the two lawyers he'd hired, Wooding arrived at the Consarc board room with a priest who had flown in from Ireland, presumably to provide moral support for Consarc's soon-to-be-ex-CEO. We had invited a local lawyer to join us so as to avoid any technical oversight.

An air of ritual hung over the proceedings which began with Wooding's lawyers examining the bylaws and confirming the validity of the board meeting. With that business out of the way, we nominated and voted on a new slate of officers. Wooding's name was conspicuously absent; to all intents and purposes, he now was fired."