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Karl Emil Nabholz

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Karl Emil Nabholz (1856-1894)

1895 Obituary [1]

KARL EMIL NABHOLZ was born at Reutlingen, Germany, on the 3rd of May, 1856. His father, who was the proprietor of a flax-spinning mill, failing shortly afterwards, little Karl was taken with the family to Zurich, where he was educated at one of the well-known industrial schools of that city.

At sixteen years of age he obtained, through a brother in England, a post as a draughtsman and clerk at the Hexthorpe Railway Wagon and Ironworks, Doncaster.

In 1874 he removed to Barrow-in-Furness as draughtsman and foreman of the foundry at the Barrow Railway Rolling-Stock and Steelworks, where he remained three years.

He was then for twelve months Assistant Bridgeyard Manager, under his brother, at the Skerne Ironworks, Darlington, and in 1878 became an assistant in the Engineering Department of Kennan and Sons of Dublin, where he was employed on iron-bridge building and general machinery work....(more)

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