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Carl Sjogren

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Carl Sjogren (1856-1902)

1902 Obituary [1]

CARL SJOGREN, who died on May 20, 1902, was manager of the ironworks at Donawitz, near Leoben, Austria.

Born in 1865 at Karlskrona in Sweden, he was educated at Stockholm and at the Philipstad School of Mines. In 1887 he received his first appointment as draughtsman at the Munkfors works. In 1889 he was engaged in the manufacture of Mitis steel castings at Chemnitz in Saxony. In 1891 he proceeded to Austria, and was engaged at Teplitz and at Kladno.

In 1894 he went to America where he spent a year, and on returning to Austria was occupied with the design of new basic steelworks at Konigshof near Beraun. In 1897 he was appointed director of the ironworks at Donawitz, where he superintended the erection of a new blast-furnace and numerous important additions to the works in an astonishingly short time. In the middle of the execution of further schemes he was laid up on May 12 with appendicitis, and succumbed to an operation in Vienna on May 20.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute a few days before his death.

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