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

Consarc Board Meeting



August 20/21 1985

A meeting of the board of directors of Consarc Corporation was held at the registered offices of the corporation at 100 Indel Avenue., Rancocas, New Jersey on Tuesday, August 20, 1985 from 11:00 Am until approximately 2:30 PM and continued on Wednesday, August 21, 1985 from 3:30 PM until 6:30 PM.

This being a regular scheduled quarterly meeting, formal notice was neither required or sent.

The roll call indicated that all Directors, namely Metcalf, Mortimer, Roberts, and Rowan were present.

The minutes continued with other company business which included Rowan's demand that the company limit the amount paid to the profit sharing trust to fifteen percent of its profits. He scolded Roberts for being two million dollars short on his projected sales for the quarter. He voted "no" on my selection of Marino to become Executive Vice President but allowed the minority board to outvote him on the selection. He was not interested in discussing the written business plans for Calcarb that he demanded in his August 6 letter to me. A complete review of the facts and documents that supported my decision to form BEPA and its legal and economic base was over quickly.

After a complete review of the above, Rowan commented that the "BEPA contract" route selected to handle our obligations to start this equipment up on behalf of this customer was a clever one because it isolates Consarc from the inferred obligations that the Soviet customer might try to enforce upon Consarc because it had designed and built the equipment and was now starting it up.

This third party "BEPA" organization is entitled to take the position it had nothing to do with the design of the equipment and thereby logically avoid demands that were contrary to what either the American or the British Government would allow. BEPA's position in this respect is clearly defined in its contract with Machinoimport.

The resolutions of that meeting offered by Roberts that were to define my future actions were as follows:

RESOLVED, that the actions of James Metcalf in the closing of the contract between Consarc Engineering and Machinoimport of the USSR on the 22nd of July are hereby ratified.

Be it further RESOLVED, that the Management of Consarc Corporation is instructed to enter into negotiations with Metcalf to establish a contract which allows Consarc Corporation, or one of its affiliates, to purchase BEPA at any time in the future for the sum of One Pound Sterling.

This contract shall also make provisions to exclude the payment of dividends or salaries and further preclude BEPA from assuming any obligation other than those defined in the contract existing between BEPA and Machinoimport dated 25 July 1985 and bearing the contract number 50-0166/53465.

Be it further RESOLVED, that upon completion of the aforementioned negotiations, Metcalf shall proceed with the aforementioned startup contract of BEPA and shall complete these services as rapidly as possible and stay within the provisions of the laws of the United States and the United Kingdom. He shall keep the appropriate Departments of each of these respective governments fully apprised of his actions.