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Carl Heinrich Roeckner

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of 4 Royal Arcade, Newcastle-on-Tyne (1878), contractor for paper mills and inventor.

c.1824 Born in Prussia

1865-8 In business as a paper manufacturer at Hurstbourne Mill, Hants[1]The Hurstbourne Mill at Whitchurch was fitted out for him by Mr. James A. Lee with machinery for making wood pulp using his patented process. Mr Roeckner later wrote to The Engineer pointing out what had been done there.[2]

Then was in business as a patentee of paper mill machinery, including providing engineering services concerned with the erection of his design of machinery.

1878 Elected Associate member of I Mech E

1882 of Tynemouth; contractor and patentee of paper mill machinery; naturalised as a British citizen together with this children Frank Lionel Roeckner, Ramsey Lewellyn Roeckner, Eveline Mary Roeckner, Alexander Adam Roeckner.

1885 Patent on strainers for paper pulp by Carl Heinrich Roeckner and Frank Lionel Roeckner

1891 Carl H Roeckner 67, contractor for paper mills, employer, lived in Kensington, with Johanna Roeckner 60, Anna Roeckner 32, Ramsey L Roeckner 25, agent for paper mills, Alexander Roeckner 16, apprentice for paper mills[3]

1892 Patent on improvements relating to the 1885 patent; by Frank Lionel Roeckner and Ramsey Llewellyn Roeckner.

1896 Died in Berlin[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Meachanical engineer records
  2. The Engineer 1869/10/08
  3. 1891 census
  4. National probate calendar