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Albert Schmitz

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Albert Schmitz (1841-1900)

1901 Obituary [1]

ALBERT SCHMITZ, died June 19, 1900. He was for many years a member of the directorate of the firm of Friedrich Krupp. Born on April 26, 1841, at Eschweiler, he was educated in Cologne and in Berlin.

In 1863 he entered the service of Friedrich Krupp of Essen. He had charge of these works in 1870, and of the Bessemer works, where he introduced some great improvements in the manufacture of Bessemer steel. He subsequently was entrusted with the reconstruction of the crucible steel foundry, and in that department also introduced notable improvements.

In 1894 he was appointed a member of the Board of Directors of the firm, and in that capacity he took a prominent part in the management of the whole of the cast steel works, as well as in the laying out of the new plant at Rheinhausen, and in the technical supervision of the various works of the firm in other districts, notably the Krupp steel works at Annen and the Krupp-Gruson works at Magdeburg-Buckau.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1891.

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