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MSS 00238 Guide to the Elliot Brown Grover reports and patent, 1928 - 1943

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Grover, Elliot B. (Elliot Brown), 1906-1997


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Scope and Content Note

The Elliot Brown Grover reports and patent contain Grover and C. J. Hall's 1928 thesis, "Construction and Improvement of Thickness Gauge for Textiles"; Malcolm E. Campbell's 1933 report for the United States Department of Agriculture, "Spinning Tests of Selected Bales of Sea Island, American-Egyptian, and Egyptian-Sakellaridis Cotton: A Preliminary Report"; and Grover's 1943 patent for an apparatus to test the density of thread packages.

Grover and Hall's thesis contains 31 pages,including photographs, diagrams, and textile samples. Campbell's report contains 17 pages, and includes charts, tables, and graphs. The patent includes a diagram of Grover's invention.

Biographical Note

Massachusetts native Elliot Brown Grover (1906 - 1997) joined the North Carolina State College (now North Carolina State University) faculty in 1944 as the head of the Yarn Manufacturing Department in the School of Textiles. In 1959, School of Textiles Head Malcolm E. Campbell appointed Grover the head of the school's new Department of Textile Technology. Grover received an honorary fellowship from the Textile Institute in Manchester, England, the organization's highest honor, in 1962. He authored numerous publications, including the Handbook of Textile Testing and Quality Control. He was active in numerous professional organizations, including Sigma Xi and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Grover retired from the university in 1966.

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