TODOR TOŠA F. SELESKOVIĆ
THE FIRST SERBIAN MACHINE TOOLS DESIGNER
Eng. Toša Selesković (1856 – 1901) was born in Belgrade where he attended high school. He studied mechanical engineering in Karlsruhe and then pursued his engineering career in Germany. In 1881 he came to Kragujevac and started working in the Military Technical Works. His engineering activities involved the design of industrial facilities and buildings, first Serbian tool machines and water turbines. Also, he was the first to introduce factory electric lighting in Serbia. In 1982 he moved to Belgrade where he was appointed manager of the newly constructed Belgrade water supply system. From 1895 on he was teaching mechanical technology at the Technical Faculty of the Grand School. He reopened the vocational school in Kragujevac. Prof. Toša Selesković was among those who initiated the founding of the Association of Serbian Engineers in 1890, and later became its first president. He was engaged in the industrialization of Serbia, and apart from a variety of projects, he wrote many professional papers.
The entire professional work of Prof. Toša Selesković evidences that he was the originator of production engineering in Serbia.
Prof. Eng. Toša Selesković (1856 – 1901)