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Max Troesch

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1954 Bio Note [1]

Herr Max Troesch obtained a diploma in mechanical engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, in 1923. He commenced his career with Brown, Boveri, Limited and was subsequently engaged on design and experimental work in automobile engineering, as manager of a large Swiss motor transport organization. In 1945 he was awarded the status of Privat Dozent for researches into substitute fuels.

In 1948 he made a research tour of the United States of America where he studied automobile and traffic engineering. In January 1953 he became a consulting engineer specializing in automobile and road traffic problems.

1966 Obituary [2]

"Mr Max Troesch, Consulting Engineer of Zurich, Switzerland, died recently while on holiday in Spain. Mr Troesch will be remembered by members of the Institution especially for his paper on Automobiles on Alpine Passes, presented in 1954.

He obtained a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in 1923 and worked with Brown Boveri for a time in the Steam Turbine Department before joining a large Swiss Motor Transport Organisation. In January 1953 he became a Consulting Engineer specialising in automobile and road traffic problems.

He was, throughout his career, a dedicated automobile enthusiast and his death will be a sad loss to his many friends and colleagues."

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