Persons in the News

Issue 7 and Volume 107.

Persons in the News Daniel Mapes Honored Daniel Mapes, vice-president of Walter Kidde and Company, Belleville, N. J., was one of three leaders of industry and engineering to receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology on June 12. The awards were made at the commencement exercises of the Hoboken, N. J., engineering college. Mr. Mapes, who was graduated from Stevens with the degree of Mechanical Engineering in 1924, joined Walter Kidde and Company in the same year and began specializing in the development of carbon dioxide fire extinguishers. His achievements include development of a new method of making lightweight cyl,. inders to hold compressed gases and perfection of a process for cold drawing alloy steel into seamless pressure containers which cut previous production costs by 75%. Mr. Mapes also perfected a shatterproof wirebound cylinder during World War II which made possible “the safe use…

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