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Niels Edward Rambush

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Niels Edward Rambush formerly Niels Edvard Rambusch (1889–1957), of the Power-Gas Corporation, chemical engineer


1957 Obituary [1]

IT is with regret that we have to record the death, on May 15, of Dr. Niels Edward Rambush, the chairman and managing director of the Power-Gas Corporation, Ltd.

Dr. Rambush was born in Denmark in 1889 and, after taking his degree in mechanical engineering, came to Britain in 1911, when he joined Mr. A. H. Lymn, a chemical engineer.

Their business was acquired by the Power-Gas Corporation, Ltd., in 1918, and Dr. Rambush was appointed chief engineer at the Stockton works.

In 1927 he became technical manager to the Corporation and the associated firm of Ashmore, Benson, Pease and Co., Ltd., and eventually in 1951 he became chairman of the Power-Gas group of companies.

In the early days of his career Dr. Ram bush studied chemistry and chemical engineering, and he later achieved prominence as an inventor of gas-making machinery and as an authority on gas production. He presented many papers on the subject and in 1931 was awarded the Moulton Medal of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, of which he was one of the founder members.

In 1948 Dr. Rambush received the honorary degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Durham in recognition of his services to science and industry.


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