The clergyman son Johan Munktell

Johan Theofron Munktell

Johan Theofron Munktell was born in 1805 in Sweden. At the age of 17 he entered a technical college in Stockholm. In 1826 he was employed by the Royal Mint (Kungliga Myntverket), where he made improvements to the machinery minting coins. He was also a member of the team that designed and manufactured Sweden’s first printing machine.
After he established his factory in 1832, the Swedish state offered Munktell the possibility to familiarise himself with the English foundry- and metal industry. This raised his previous level of know-how.
Munktell was elected into Eskilstuna's administration in 1838. He died in 1887.