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Ludwig Loewy

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Ludwig Loewy (c1887-1942), Chairman of the Loewy Engineering Co

1942 Obituary [1]

Mr. Ludwig Loewy, Chairman of the Loewy Engineering Company, Ltd., died on October 10, 1942, at the age of 55.

After studying at various High Schools he graduated at the Technical School in Vienna.

During the years following he worked at electrical firms and ship-yards; in 1913 joined a firm of hydraulic engineers, who under his management added the building of rolling mills to their programme, and in this line he worked without any further interruption.

In 1936 Mr. Loewy severed his connections with his firm on the Continent and established himself in England as a designer and supplier of hydraulic presses and rolling mills. It was his endeavour to contribute to the greatest possible extent in making British industry independent of imports, and this policy proved its value at the outbreak of the war.

During the war he more than ever put energy into his work to develop new and improved designs and to obtain the highest production capacity. Mr. Loewy was accepted as an engineer of outstanding qualifications and a great lover of music and the kindred arts. He became a British subject in the early part of 1942. He travelled to a great extent and before the war business took him to many parts of the world.

Mr. Loewy was elected a member of the Institute of Metals in 1929.

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