Ervin G. Bailey
Percy Nicholls Award in 1942
His technical contributions to the art of preparing and utilizing the heat in solid fuel for the benefit of mankind are recognized and applied in all parts of the civilized world. His inventive genius has always been tempered with practicability and has resulted in the maximum usefulness of the mechanism which he has devised. In him we recognize a lifetime of service, four decades of accomplishment, an inspiration for those who follow him.
Ervin G. Bailey graduated from The Ohio State University in 1903. He was first employed as a chemist with Consolidation Coal Company, then with Arthur D. Little Co., Boston, and with his own company, the Fuel Testing Co. He invented the Bailey steam-flow air-flow boiler meter, founded the Bailey Meter Co., invented the Bailey waterwall, and designed numerous pulverizers and boilers with the Fuller-Lehigh Co. and the Babcock and Wilcox Co. Equally important to the inventions and contributions to the literature of fuels that Mr. Bailey made was the training and inspiration that he gave hundreds of young men.