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Julius Fr. Pajeken

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Julius Fr. Pajeken (1843-1902)

1902 Obituary [1]

JULIUS FR. PAJEKEN was born in Bremen on 16th September 1843.

He was educated in Bremen until he was sixteen, when he went to America, and served his time as an apprentice in the Morgan Inn Works, College Point, Long Island.

In 1863 he returned to Germany, and studied for four years in the Technical High School at Hanover.

He then worked as a draughtsman in the works of Messrs. Beyer, Peacock and Co., of Manchester, for nearly a year, and in 1867 entered the employment of Messrs. L. Schwartzkopff, locomotive engineers, of Berlin. With this firm he remained thirteen years, and then became foundry engineer at the locomotive works of Hartmann, Chemnitz, Saxony, and for a short time in 1885 in the service of a large paper manufacturer in Berlin.

In 1888 he was appointed chief engineer of the firm of Messrs. Ludwig Loewe and Co., Berlin. There his knowledge and skill of works management culminated, in conjunction with Mr. H. F. L. Orcutt, in the design and organization of the factory, which had taken five years in construction.

In 1896 he became one of the managing directors of the company, a position he held to the time of his death, which took place in Berlin on 16th December 1902, at the age of fifty-nine.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1900.

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