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Christer Peter Sandberg (1876-1941)

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Christer Peter Sandberg (1876-1941) of Sandberg

1876 August 11th. Born in Sweden the son of Christer Peter Sandberg

1941 Obituary [1]

RAILWAY engineers in this country, and in all parts of the world, and in particular engineers in the Far East, will learn with deep regret of the death, on June 26th at his home, West House, Crockham Hill, Eden bridge, Kent, at the age of 65, of Mr. Christer Peter Sandberg, the senior partner in Messrs. Sandberg, consulting and inspecting engineers, of 40, Grosvenor Gardens, London, S.W.l.

His death creates a gap in the engineering world which it will be difficult indeed to fill. Among his many-sided interests, it is in particular his work on the steel rail and the technique of its production that will cause his name to be best remembered. That work, it may be recalled, had been initiated by his father, the late Mr. Christer Peter Sandberg, who came into prominence in this connection by reason of a paper presented in 1868 to the Institution of Civil Engineers, entitled "The Manufacture and Wear of Rails," which earned for him the Telford Gold Medal and a Telford Premium. From that time forward the firm which he founded devoted itself in large measure to improving the soundness and wearing capacity of the rail, with results which have become world-wide in their influence...[more]

1941 Obituary [2]

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