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Robert Orsettich

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Robert Orsettich (c1876-1933), Chief Engineer of the GEC at Witton of thirty years

1933 Obituary [1]

ROBERT ORSETTICH died at Sutton Coldfield on March 31, 1933, at the age of fifty-seven.

He was born at Trieste, and received his education in that town and at the Universities of Graz and Vienna. After serving a short period with the Austrian Lloyd, he took a post with the Lahmeyer Co.; his next engagement was with the Siemens-Schuckert Co., whom he represented at the Paris Exhibition of 1900.

Shortly afterwards, he was appointed chief draughtsman to Messrs. W. G. Armstrong Whitworth & Co., Ltd., and in 1903 he became chief engineer of the Witton Works of the General Electric Co., Ltd., which position he held at his death.

The progress made in the electrical industry since 1903 has been spectacular; in that development the firm with which Mr. Orsettich was connected has played a great part, and his own work has been outstanding. Mr. Orsettich was a member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.

He joined the Iron and Steel Institute in 1920.

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