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Walter E. Hosch, Inventor of the Measuregraph, Dies After Operation
Posted by: Jeffrey Courouleau (ID *****0065) Date: June 29, 2004 at 07:38:48
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Missouri Historical Society
Necrology Scrapbook
v 10, page 88

Obituary: April 26, 1918
St. Louis, Missouri

Walter E. Hosch, Inventor of the Measuregraph, Dies After Operation

His Invention Is Now Generally Used in Measuring Dress Goods

The body of Walter E. Hosch, 4525 McPherson Avenue, vice president of the Measuregraph Company, 1821 Olive Street, who died Wednesday night at his home following an operation, will today be sent to his old home at Gainesville, GA for burial.

Hosch's rise in the business world has been rapid since he came to St. Louis eighteen years ago from Georgia. He is the inventor of the measuregraph, a machine now in general use throughout the country in measuring dress goods, and also of a tabulating machine that has recently been placed on the market.

With his brother, G. Carlton Hosch, 5468 Delmar Boulevard, he formed a company five years ago to manufacture his inventions. The business was a success from the start and rapidly outgrew the quarters, then located at Twenty-second and Olive streets. In 1914 the concern was incorporated with capital of $300,000 and moved into its present location.

Hosch was 87 years old and leaves a wife and three children. He has four brothers residing in Georgia in addition to his brother who lives here and is president of the company.

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