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Charles Elmer Barba

mechanical engineer

Charles Elmer Barba, American mechanical engineer. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (chairman railroad div., 1935), Society for Promotion Engineering Education, New England R.R.; Club.

Background

Barba, Charles Elmer was born on May 12, 1877 in Freemansburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Henry and Christiana (Smith) Barba.

Education

Student Bethlehem Preparatory School, 1896-1897. Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University, 1901.

Career

Bernard Wefers), Preston Albert, Francis William, William Henry, Elizabeth Dunn, Robert Eugene, John Edward. Draughtsman, Ordnance Department, Washington, District of Columbia, 1901-1902. Draughtsman, assistant chief draughtsman, assistant engineer, Pennsylvania R.R., Altoona, Pennsylvania, 1902-1915.

Assistant engineer, superintendent, Midvale Steel Company, Philadelphia, 1915-1917. Superintendent Mobile Carriage Shop, Watertown, Massachusetts, 1917-1919. Superintendent sea coast department, Watertown Arsenal, 1919-1920, special duty, 1920-1921.

Superintendent Osgood Bradley Car Company, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1922-1925. Mechanical engineer, B.&M. R.R., N. Billerica, Massachusetts, 1925-1933. Consultant practice, 1933-1935.

Became chief engineer, Junior Motors Corporation, Philadelphia, and railroad consulting engineer, 1936. Now construction engineering Ferrous Metals Corporation Lecturer on railroads, State College of Pennsylvania, 3 years. On shop organization and management, foremanship and business administrations, Northeastern University, Boston, and member Massachusetts State University Extension staff 3 years.

Works

  • Author of articles and technical papers.

Membership

Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (chairman railroad div., 1935), Society for Promotion Engineering Education, New England R.R.

Connections

Married Margarita E. Dunn, of Washington, District of Columbia, June 22, 1904. Children: Charles Elmer, Margarita Christiana, Dorothy Ann (Mistress.

father:
William Henry Barba

mother:
Christiana (Smith) Barba

spouse:
Margarita E. Dunn

children:
Charles Elmer Barba

Margarita Christiana Barba

Dorothy Ann (Mrs Barba