Edwin L. Hettinger, for more than thirty years director of optical research at Willson Products, Inc., Reading, Pennsylvania, died on September 2nd at the age of seventy‐two. A specialist in the industrial applications of glass as an eye protective material, he was one of the pioneers in the development of the modern safety goggle, particularly through his work on the process of heat‐treating glass lenses to increase their impact resistance. Mr. Hettinger was a Fellow in the American Ceramic Society, and was a member of the Optical Society of America, the American Chemical Society, the American Standards Association, the American Society for Testing Materials, the Sun Glass Institute, and the British Society of Glass Technology.

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