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Sir Frederick Augustus Abel, 1st Bt Greetings Card

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Sir Frederick Augustus Abel, 1st Bt NPG 4926

© National Portrait Gallery, London

by Frank Bramley

Sir Frederick Augustus Abel was a chemist and explosives specialist who, with the chemist Sir James Dewar, invented cordite, which was later adopted as the standard explosive of the British army. Abel studied chemistry at the Royal Polytechnic Institution and in 1845 became one of the original twenty-six students of A.W. von Hofmann at the Royal College of Chemistry. In 1852 he was appointed lecturer in chemistry at the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich, succeeding Michael Faraday. From 1854 until 1888 Abel served... more

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