József Károly Hell

Scientist, Inventor

1713 – 1789

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Who was József Károly Hell?

Jozef Karol Hell was a Hungarian mining engineer and inventor, who invented the water-pillar in 1749. It is mainly used today for oil extraction. He also proposed construction of the tajchy reservoirs around Banská Štiavnica. He was a student of Samuel Mikovíny in 1737. Regardless of his nationality, he is a pride of both Hungarian and Slovak nations.

His first machine was able to pump water up from the depth of 212 meters. Jozef Karol Hell later built the pumping machines in 1749-1768, which belongs to the best technology in this field worldwide.

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Born
May 15, 1713
Banská Štiavnica
Nationality
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Austria
Profession
Died
Mar 11, 1789
Banská Štiavnica

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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