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Carl Constantin Seewald

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Carl Constantin Seewald ( -1931)

1931 Obituary [1]

CARL CONSTANTIN SEEWALD was born and educated at Munich, and served his apprenticeship with a firm of bell founders and general engineers in Germany.

He then became assistant engineer at a chemical works in Konigsberg, and from 1902 to 1906 held various appointments in different countries.

In the latter year he came to London as assistant engineer to Messrs. C. A. Zadig and Company, and in the following year he was placed in charge of the machinery department of Messrs. Takata and Company of Bishopsgate, London, remaining with the firm for eight years.

He then went to the United States and became plant engineer with an automobile firm at Philadelphia. He subsequently held various other appointments in that city, and for the last few years of his life was in the tool and turbine designing department of the Westinghouse Company. For a short time he was in partnership in charge of a small drawing office, during which period he carried out some work for the Victor Talking Machine Company.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1914, and his death occurred in Philadelphia on 2nd November 1931.

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