THE LATE EMILE C. GEYELIN.
Mr. Emile C. Geyelin, aleading hydraulic engineer, who died recently in Philadelphia, had resided in that city since 1848. He was born at Millhaus, Alsace, and after making his preliminary studies at the famous French eugineering school, the Ecole Centrale, went to the iron works of Andre Koechlin & Co., where he received a throughly practical training in mechanical engineering. On its conclusion he visited for the purpose of self-improvement many of the chief industrial works in the north of France, Belgium, England, and Scotland, and finally took up his abode in Philadelphia. He was there instrumental in introducing to public notice the newly invented Jonval turbine wheel, which was first adopted in 1850 in the Fairmount waterworks, of Philadelphia, and afterwards, when Mr. Geyelin, who had now become a recognized authority as a designer of hydraulic power plants, joined tlie late Richard Wood as a consulting engineer, lie designed many turbine wheels for municipal waterworks. Among these were those for Montreal, Canada, Augusta, Me.. Manchester, N. H., and many in the South and West. He also installed the huge turbine wheels for the Cataract Construction company at Niagara, N. Y.