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George Friedrich Zimmer

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January 1902.
1902.

George Friedrich Zimmer (1854- ) of the Zimmer Conveyor Co

Engineer of Mark Lane, London.

1854 September 9th. Born the son of George Ludwig Zimmer, J.P., Civil Engineer, of Frankfurt-on-Main

1898 Kreiss Swinging Conveyor.

1922 Assoc.M.Inst. C.E., M.Newcomen Soc., Civil Engineer, 82, Mark Lane, London, E.C.3. T. A.: "Zumometer, London." T. N.: Avenue 2245. b. September 9, 1854; eldest s. of George Ludwig Zimmer, J.P., Civil Engineer, of Frankfurt-on-Main; m. 1st, 1885, Frances Annie, d. of William May of Wexcombe, Wiltshire (two s., two d.); 2nd, 1914, Frances Amy, d. of Stephen Philpot, London. Ed. Darmstadt University. Came to England, 1882; obtained expatriation, 1885; subsequently naturalised British subject; after 15 years as Chief Engineer to J. H. Carter and E. R. and F. Turner, Milling Engineers, of London and Ipswich, commenced practice as Consulting Engineer in 1897; expert in construction of plants for manufacture of flour, flaked rice and maize, was a pioneer in these industries; Inventor of the "Zimmer" conveyor; since 1900 has devoted himself to the solution of the handling problem by machinery in industrial establishments. Publs.: "The Mechanical Handling of Materials," 1905; articles in the 11th Edition of the "Encyclopaedia Britannica," "Engineering of Antiquity and Technical Progress in Arts and Crafts," 1913; "Mechanical Handling and Storing of Material," 1916 (3rd Edition, 1921); paper on the "Use of Meteoric Iron by Primitive Man," "Mechanical Handling of Material and its National Importance During and After the War," "Early History of Conveying," 1919.

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