Dove, Allan B.

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Dove, Allan B.

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Allan Burgess Dove, wire engineer and metallurgist, was born in Ayr, Scotland on 9 April 1909. He immigrated to Canada with his family in 1913. He attended Queen's University where he graduated with a BSc. in Chemical Engineering in 1932. Throughout his career Dove worked at Stelco's Canada Works in Hamilton, Ont. and Lachine, Que. as a Plant Engineer, Wire Mill Engineer, Superintendent, and Senior Development Metallurgist. An active member of the Wire Association International and other professional organizations, he edited the Steel Wire Handbook (4 vols., 1967-1980) and co-edited Ferrous Wire with Robert F. Dixon and Regina Robert (2 vols., 1990). In addition to his professional and scientific career, Dove was active in the Canadian military, beginning as a Private with the 91 Princess Louise Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada in 1925. After his retirement in 1974, Dove remained a consultant to Stelco as well as for other clients. He died on 24 July 1989.


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