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1844 – Jean (Johan) Bolinder

Jean Bolinder had a lot in common with Johan Munktell. They were both very energetic inventors and entrepreneurs and sons of clergymen. They had the same teacher in the mining and metallurgical engineer Gustaf Broling and both drew inspiration from England.

When Johan Munktell left his position as Master Mechanic at the Royal Mint in 1834, Jean Bolinder took over. He invented new machinery for minting coins, thus continuing in the spirit of Munktell.

Like Munktell, Jean wanted to learn more about his profession and went to England together with his brother. Once returned to Sweden, his mind was full of new ideas about iron production.

As an acknowledgement for his work in the Swedish industry he received the Vasa and St. Olof Orders.