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Gustav Piedboeuf

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Gustav Piedboeuf (c1843-1897)

1897 Obituary [1]

GUSTAV PIEDBCSUF died on November 19, 1897, at his native town of Aix-la-Chapelle, at the age of fifty-four. Member of a Belgian family resident in Germany for three generations, he was the third son of Jean Pascal Piedbceuf, the founder of the various firms bearing that name. After studying for three years in Hanover, he was engaged for a year in England at a bridge-building works.

He then joined his father, and since the death of his brother Louis, he assumed, with his brother Eugene, the control of the works, notably the boiler works of Jacques Piedbceuf at Aix-la-Chapelle and Dusseldorf, the sheet-rolling mills at Oberbilk, and the tube works of J. P. Piedbceuf & Co. These four works have independent management.

Since 1879 he was also a member of the board of directors of the Oberbilk Steelworks.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1874.

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