Buxtorf, Emanuel

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Buxtorf, Emanuel Gender: M
born on 2 September 1823 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Troyes, France, 48n18, 4e05
Timezone LMT m4e05 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Mandl
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 08°50' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 00°51 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 23°53'

Emanuel Buxtorf (Circular loom, two-system meshing machines, circa 1890, produced by Emanuel Buxtorf, Musée des Arts et Métiers, rue Réaumur in Paris, 2017)
photo: Frédéric BISSON from Rouen, France, license cc-by-2.0


French mechanical engineer who started a hosiery machine construction company in 1853 and until 1893 embarked on research and lodged some fifty patents mainly intended to improve the hosiery trades. In particular, he dicovered how to adapt the Jacquard system used for weaving to the mesh.

He founded the French Hosiery School in Troyes in 1888. It operated until 1964 as a private school recognized by the State before becoming the BTS hosiery section of the technical high school in Troyes.

He died on 14 January 1904 at age 80 in Troyes.

Link to Wikipedia biography (French)


Source Notes

Michaël Mandl quotes birth record [1]. Birth place of Saint-Martin-ès-Vignes is today part of Troyes.


  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator
  • Vocation : Engineer : Mechanical
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator