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Niels Anton Christensen

engineer

Niels Anton Christensen, Danish engineer. Decorated Denmark Victory Medal, King Christian X. Mason (32°).; Club: Mayfield Country (Cleveland). Owns over 200 patents.

Background

Christensen, Niels Anton was born on August 16, 1865 in Toerring, Denmark. Son of Christian and Anne Marie (Nielsen) Jensen.

Education

Apprentice in shipbuilding and marine engineering. Graduate Technology Institute Copenhagen.

Career

1 daughter, Esther Marie (Mistress Charles Jacob Young). Came to the United States 1891, naturalized citizen. Successively in charge machinery for waterworks of Calcutta, India, then charge refining nitrate of soda, Chile.

Associate with Fraser-Chalmers, machinery manufacturers, 1892-1893. Assistant to superintendent, chief engineer Edward P. Allis Company, Milwaukee, 1894-1896. Founded Christensen Engineering Company, for manufacturer air brakes on cable cars, 1896, with company until 1903.

Active during World War I, World World War II developing special hydraulic and compressed air equipment for aircraft. Royal Danish vice-consul, Ohio, since 1928.

Membership

Mason (32°).; Club: Mayfield Country (Cleveland). Owns over 200 patents.

Connections

Married Mathielde Thomesen, August 19, 1894.

father:
Christian Jensen

mother:
Anne Marie (Nielsen) Jensen

spouse:
Mathielde Thomesen