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Carl Dellwik

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Carl Dellwik (1862-1924)

1925 Obituary [1]

CARL DELLWIK was born at Sabra, Sweden, on 19th December 1862.

His early education was obtained at Stockholm, and he graduated at the Technical University in that city in 1883.

After a short experience in Germany he migrated to the United States, where he was engaged for several years upon work in connexion with water-gas and incandescent gas lighting. He specially interested himself in the Fahnehjelm system of incandescent lighting and in the exploitation of an undiluted water-gas process and plant used in connexion with that system.

In 1893 Mr. Dellwik returned to Sweden, where he remained until 1899, being for part of the time in the employment of Dr. G. de Laval. He was during this period engaged upon the introduction of water-gas for industrial purposes, and with this end in view a Company was formed at Frankfort, under the title of "The Dellwik-Fleischer Water-Gas Syndicate, Ltd." The subject of this memoir was responsible for the conduct of this undertaking in Scandinavia and in Great Britain, and under his direct supervision several plants were installed in those countries, whilst at the same time he was acting in a consultative capacity in Germany.

In 1899 he removed from Sweden to the latter country, and later on he came to England to take up personally the management of the London branch of the Syndicate's business.

In 1910, Mr. Dellwik devoted himself more especially to consulting work in this country, amongst the matters receiving his special attention being some inventions relating to the peat industry.

After a prolonged illness, his death occurred at Rickmansworth, on 12th December 1924, at the age of sixty-two.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1901.

1925 Obituary [2]

CARL DELLWIK died on December 12, 1924, at the age of sixty-two.

He was prominently associated at the beginning of the present century with the manufacture of water-gas, and took a prominent part in the development of the Dellwik-Fleischer process, which he described in a paper before the Iron and Steel Institute, 1900.

He was a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1900.

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