József Galamb

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1881 – 1955

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Who was József Galamb?

József Galamb was a mechanical engineer born in Makó, Hungary.

Galamb finished his education at the Budapest Industrial Technology Engineering Course in 1899. After receiving his diploma in mechanical engineering he worked at the Steel Engineering Factory in Diósgyőr as a draftsman. He next served one year in military service. He worked at the Hungarian Automobile Co., where he won a postgraduate scholarship to Germany. After the navy he went to see the world — Vienna, Dresden, Berlin, Hamburg and Bremen. In 1903 he worked in many German cities as a skilled worker, he got the best education at Adler in Frankfurt. He was hired to assemble automotive engines in a process in which each engine was built completely by one man. When he learned of the 1904 American Auto World Fair in St. Louis, he used his savings to travel to America by ship in October 1903. After two months in New York, he found employment as a toolmaker at the Westinghouse Corporation in Pittsburgh. Although he planned to go back to Germany in 1904, instead he joined the Stearns Automobile Company in Cleveland as a carburetor maker.

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Born
Feb 3, 1881
Makó
Also known as
  • Joseph Galamb
Nationality
  • Hungary
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Died
Dec 4, 1955
Detroit

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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