The Autobiography of John Fritz Holographic Manuscript, ca. 1910
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This collection contains material regarding John Fritz’s early life and his professional career later on. It also includes miscellaneous material relevant to his life.
- Fritz, John, 1822-1913 (Person)
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John Fritz was born in 1822 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. He was apprenticed as a blacksmith and became a wheelwright. He later supervised the building of an iron making furnace. In 1860 he became General Superintendent and Chief Engineer of the Bethlehem Iron Works. In 1864 he supervised the building of a Bessemer converter for the firm. John Fritz was one of the first trustees of Lehigh University. He funded, designed, and oversaw the construction of Fritz Engineering Laboratory (1910).
Fritz was also one of the 15th president of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The John Fritz Medal is still being awarded annually by the society.
Fritz died in 1913 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
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- The Autobiography of John Fritz Holographic Manuscript, ca. 1910 SC MS.0011
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