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Joseph Allison Steinmetz

Joseph Allison Steinmetz, American mechanical engineer. member Janney-Steinmetz & Company, seamless steel containers, since 1893; Member Submarine Defense Association, New York, 1917-1919, World War; member engineering div. National; Member of numerous societies. Donor of annual medal for safety in aeronautics, by Society Engineers of Philadelphia.

Background

  • Steinmetz, Joseph Allison was born on March 22, 1870 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John and Frances Morris (Janney) Steinmetz.

  • Education

    • Preparatory education, Philadelphia Central High School. Student Lehigh University, 1900.

    Career

    • Assisted Professor Langley in producing special steel parts, early airplane engines, 1900. Senior member Janney-Steinmetz & Company, seamless steel containers, since 1893. President “Globar” Corporation.

      Philadelphia associate American Car & Foundry Company. Designed and patented numerous devices for aerial and submarine warfare. Engineer of land reclamation, Greenwich League Island Area, 1912-1918.

      Located Hog Island for war shipyard. Founder and director School of Aircraft Building, Philadelphia, 1917-1918.

    Membership

    Member Janney-Steinmetz & Company, seamless steel containers, since 1893. Member Submarine Defense Association, New York, 1917-1919, World War. Member engineering div.

    National; Member of numerous societies. Donor of annual medal for safety in aeronautics, by Society Engineers of Philadelphia.

    Connections

    • Married Oma Frances Fields, 1903. Children: Joseph Janney, Frances Margaret.
    • father: John Steinmetz
    • mother: Frances Morris (Janney) Steinmetz
    • spouse: Oma Frances Fields
    • children: Joseph Janney Steinmetz
    • Frances Margaret Steinmetz
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    Born March 22, 1870
    Died July 11, 1928
    (aged 58)
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