in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
P ublished online May 2014 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Metals, Alloying, and Corrosion; Engineering and Technology; Engineering (General). 924 words.
Webster, James [later James Fern Webster] (1820/21–1904), engineer and inventor, was born at Basford, Nottinghamshire, the son of Thomas Perry, farmer (m. cert.). He was brought up by his...