Oil painting of Webster

donated to the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery



“An interesting collection of articles, designed for the Calcutta exhibition, and manufactured in Webster’s Aluminium Metal, was recently shown at St Michael’s Hall, Lombard Street. The production of this metal is an entirely new industry, the process of manufacture having been perfected by James Fern Webster”.


The Times, 27 October 1883


During the 1940’s Arthur Fern Shaw assembled a biography of his grandfather James Fern Webster. Despite numerous attempts, he failed to attract a publisher. In 1992 one of Arthur Shaw’s grandsons produced a limited edition of the biography for members of the family. Edited highlights have been extracted from the biography for this website.

Professor Tom Vincent MBE, great-great grandson of James Fern Webster. August 2012.

JAMES FERN WEBSTER (1821-1904)

Pioneer in Aluminium Production


More
The_Person.html

Dates
Dates.html

Patents
Patents.html

Introduction

Aluminium
Aluminium.html

Early Years
Early_years.html

Steel
Steel.html
 

Family Tree
Family_Tree.html