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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

George Rocour

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George Rocour ( -1903)


1903 Obituary [1]

GEORGES ROCOUR died at Liege on October 19, 1903. He was managing director of the Societe des Acieries du Nord et de l'Est, and one of the most brilliant graduates of the Liege School of Mines.

After having left that school in 1869 with the degree of mining engineer, he started, in 1870, works at Eysden for the manufacture of zinc-white.

In 1872 he took over the management of the zinc mines at Calle, in Algeria.

He returned to Eysden in 1874, and in 1876 became consulting engineer on the St. Gothard Tunnel.

In 1879 he founded the Dutch company for manufacturing zinc-white at Maestricht, and in 1880 he founded the firm of G. Rocour & Company to acquire the French Thomas and Gilchrist patents.

In 1881 he became general manager of the steelworks of the Nord et de l'Est, a position he held until his death. He published a number of important memoirs, the chief of which was a paper on the theory of the blast-furnace, presented at the Jubilee meeting of the Liege Association of Engineers, of which society he was vice-president.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1880.


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