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Joseph Allison Steinmetz

mechanical engineer

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