MAX KRONENBERG MACHINING SCIENCE PAPERS, 1920-1966
(1 Cubic Foot: 3 DB)
by: Don Darroch & Robert S. Harding, October 2002
Max Kronenberg was born in Berlin, Germany in 1894 and was educated there. He served in the German Army in World War I. Returning to Berlin he completed his higher education earning a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Berlin in 1927. He served as a professor there, but later moved to the U.S. where he was employed by the Cincinnati Milling Machine Co. in 1936. He specialized in developing techniques for machining of metals and became internationally known in the field, publishing more than 140 papers on those subjects in several languages. In 1941 he became a naturalized U.S. citizen and in 1945-1946 was consultant to the Secretary of War. Later he assisted the U.S. delegation to the U.N. and received numerous honors and awards from technical associations and societies. From 1948 he was self-employed as a consulting research engineer. He died in 1972 in Cincinnati.
Scope & Content
This collection includes technical reports containing laboratory notes, charts, graphs, drawings, and diagrams relating to Kroenberg’s career as a researcher and analyst in the field of machining of metals from the 1920s to the 1960s. The papers are in English, in Kronenberg’s native German as well as in French, Russian and Spanish. They relate to his employment with the Cincinnati Milling Machine Co., as well as his later career as independent consultant, including his work on United Nations studies of the machine Industry in developing countries.
This collection was transferred to the Archives Center in 2002 from the Division of the History of Technology, NMAH.