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Rudolph Selz

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Rudolph Selz (1876-1925) later Rudolph Sell

1876 Born in Bavaria

Joined the board of the Vauxhall Ironworks Co and resigned this in 1909

1910 Biographical information and image at Automotor Journal 19101224

1911 Living at 12 Castello Avenue, Putney: Rudolph Selz (age 34 born Germany), Consulting Engineer - Motor Industry. With his wife Hanni Selz (age 34 born Russia). One nurse and two servants.[1]

1925/26 Obituary [2]

Rudolph Selz was educated at the Polytechuikum at Munich, and in 1920 qualified as Diplom-Inginieur.

He then joined Vauxhall as director and assistant manager, and was actively connected with the production of the Vauxhall car.

He then acted as consulting engineer up to the outbreak of the war, when he enlisted in the Middlesex Regiment.

At the end of the war he obtained a position as technical assistant with the Dunlop Rubber Co, until 1922. when he returned to Munich in the capacity of consulting engineer.

His death took place in 1925 at the age of forty-nine.

He was elected a Member of the Institution of Automobile Engineers in 1908.

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