Date of Award
Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering
Profesor J. U. MacEwan
Doctor C. L. Wilson
Electrolytic iron as deposited is brittle and therefore must be annealed. After annealing, the material is ductile and closely resembles copper in its behavior under work. It is claimed to be more resistant to corrosion than dead soft iron. It also has the advantage of corroding uniformly ( ordinary soft iron develops pin holes which shorten its life considerably).
The extreme purity of electrolytic iron namely makes it very suitable as a base metal for alloys. Its ductility opens up a field for use in the manufacture of cold rolled strip, seamless tubes, and wire.
Simmons, Emmett G., "The Leaching of Electrodeposition of Iron" (1933). Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970. 23.