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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Jozeph Hamburger

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Jozeph Hamburger (1886-1947)


1947 Obituary [1]

Mr. J. Hamburger, J. Azn., Honorary Corresponding Member to the Council for Holland, died suddenly at his home in Utrecht on 10 February 1946, at the age of 60.

Born in Utrecht in 1886, he studied economics and, after finishing, entered the works of the Royal Dutch Lead and Zinc Mills. After having worked in all the departments, he was elected manager and director of the Company, and it was under his superior leadership that the Company extended its many international relations all over the world and developed immensely. The construction of a complete new rolling mill was executed under his direction. He introduced many new working principles and methods, and the whole plant was completely modernized.

His great interest in metallurgical and technical subjects brought him into contact with the Institute of Metals, as an ordinary member first and from 1932 as Honorary Corresponding Member to the Council for Holland. Except for the years of German occupation, he held this post until his death. He was widely known in the non-ferrous metals world, not only in Holland.

During the war he made, with great courage, well thought-out plans for the reconstruction of the plant, which was being ruined by the Occupiers. These plans are a great inspiration to those who now have the responsibility of carrying on. MAX HAMBURGER.



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