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Adelbert Oswald Benecke

Adelbert Oswald Benecke, German electrical engineer. Fellow American Institute of Elctrical Engineering, American Association for the Advancement of Science; member Electrochemical Society.

Background

  • Benecke, Adelbert Oswald was born on July 31, 1855 in Elbing, Prussia, Germany. Son of of Adolph C. and Adelheid (Abs) B.

  • Education

    • Graduate Gymnasium, Elbing, 1876. University of Koenigsberg, 1876-1879 (studied mathematics, physics, chemistry and astronomy, 1877-1879). Assistant Royal Observatory, Koenigsberg, 1880-1882, continued studies at University of Berlin.

      Traveled through Europe to study physical and electrical laboratory methods and equipments.

    Career

    • Identified with the manufacturer scientific instruments in Berlin, 1882-1889. Chief electrical engineer Weston Elec. Instrument Company, Newark, New York, 1891-1805.

      Chief engineer and factory manager American Instrument Company, Newark, 1906-1909. Chief engineer Industrial Instrument Company, Foxboro, Massachusetts, 1909-1912. Consulting engineer, Swampscott, Massachusetts, since 1913.

    Membership

    Fellow American Institute of Elctrical Engineering, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member Electrochemical Society.

    Connections

    • Married Auguste Dreher, of Koenigsberg, January 1884.
    • spouse: Auguste Dreher
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