Finding Aid for the
Emil Remscheid Papers,
1907-1909, 1932-1935, 1952, 1965
2 Linear Ft.
Schenectady Museum Archives
15 Nott Terrace Heights
Schenectady, NY 12308
(518) 382-7890, ext. 241
Creation of this finding aid was supported by a grant from the Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics
Emil Remscheid, (1898-1979) worked as an assistant of Charles Steinmetz from 1912 until Steinmetz's death in 1923. Remscheid was born in Richmond, Virginia and moved to Schenectady when his father became a machinist in the Experimental Department at GE Schenectady. He worked with as an assistant to Steinmetz, first at Steinmetz's summer camp, and later as an after-school lab assistant at Steinemtz's home laboratory.
After completing his engineering degree from the Engineering College of Milwaukee, Remscheid returned to Schenectady and accepted a position with the General Engineering Laboratory. His achievements at GE included the development of a high-power mercury arc rectifier, serving as an engineering installation consultant in the Power Rectifier Department. During World War II he helped to develop mass spectrometers.
After his retirement from GE, Remscheid wrote a book,
"Recollections of Steinmetz," which was published in 1977. He died in
Bristol, Rhode Island, in 1979.
The Remschild Papers consists of materials written by and about Dr. Charles Steinmetz, noted GE scientist and mathematician. Remscheid collected these materials through his close association as Steinmetz's lab assistant. Materials include Steinmetz's camp journal from 1921-3, two scrapbooks of clippings and photographs collected by newspaper clippings, publications about Steinmetz, and photographs.
OV Box #1
Steinmetz scrapbooks compiled by Remscheid, undated