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This is probably the Joseph Hall who, as an employee of Robert Stephenson and Co in Newcastle, went to Munich in 1839 to oversee the locomotives of the Munich-Augsburg Railway, under the direction of Joseph Anton Maffei. In 1841 he was responsible for building the first Maffei locomotive. He left in 1858, and took several positions in Austria.
1848 The Practical Mechanic's Journal described and illustrated an oscillating marine engine with link motion, installed in a steamer on the upper Danube, designed by Joseph Hall, 'formerly of Newcastle, but now residing in Munich.'
1863-1875 Joseph Hall, Graz Iron Works, Styria, Austria.