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Emil Naglo

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Emil Naglo (1845-1908) of Naglo Brothers

1909 Obituary [1]

EMIL NAGLO died somewhat suddenly at Berlin on September 12, 1908, from heart disease, after being indisposed for several months.

He was born on February 25, 1845, at Laurahutte, in Silesia, but when quite young went to Berlin.

He served articles of apprenticeship with Messrs. Siemens and Halske, remaining with them as an assistant in the cable-making and laying departments.

In 1872, with his brother as partner, he set up in business as Naglo Brothers, with two workmen and very small premises. The business grew rapidly, in spite of the many difficulties which the firm had to face owing to the keen competition then existing in the electrical trades. The firm carried out, among other works, the electricity undertakings at Blankenburg and Konigsberg (5-wire system), and the circular railway at the Berlin Exhibition.

The business was amalgamated in 1897 with that of Messrs. Schuckert Brothers, now the Actien Gesellschaft.

Mr. Naglo was an original member of this Institution, and was also a member of the Elektrotechnischer Verein, of which he was twice president and several times chairman.

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