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Joseph Hall (2)

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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.[1]

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.[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 'Locomotive Designers in the Age of Steam' by J. N. Westwood, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1977
  2. 1863 Institution of Mechanical Engineers