Danish engineer, timber, Summerbell


H. C. 0rsted (1777-1851), the world-famous discoverer of electromagnetism, had a deep understanding of the close connection between science and technology. As director of the Polytechnical College (later named the Technical University of Denmark), he inspired a succession of technical discoveries, inventions, and industries. Since his day Danish engineers have been known for their training, ingenuity, and rigorous standards. Those who have come to the United States have invariably demonstrated the superiority of their methods. The story of one such Danish-American engineer follows.