About Torkel Jonson Lende
g. og æ. i Time, s. 353, nr. 15b
Torkel Lende (1849 – 1909) was a Norwegian inventor.
In his young days he was a schoolmate of Arne Garborg. Like Garborg he took up teacher's studies, but he quit early to become an inventor. He first made inventions for small-scale home industry, but was soon picked up by the large-scale industry in Stavanger. Among his inventions there was a device to cut European sprat for the tinned food industry in the city.
In 1873 Lende went on a tour of the Måløy area together with Sven Aarrestad; they were hired by Vestmannalaget to spread Landsmål culture.
Torkel Lende, født 1849, død 1909, norsk oppfinner. Var først folkeskolelærer; begynte tidlig å sysle med oppfinnelser, først for hjemmeindustrien (bl.a. skomakerhåndverket). Ble senere maskinarbeider i Stavanger, der hermetikkindustrien utnyttet hans løsninger av mange praktiske problemer, bl.a. en maskin for klipping av brisling.
(By Irene Røyneberg)