This Day in the Yesteryear: SIEMENS & HALSKE TELEGRAPH CONSTRUCTION COMPANY IS FOUNDED (1847)

Siemens & Halske Telegraph Construction Company Is Founded (1847)

Siemens AG is Europe’s largest engineering conglomerate. It was originally founded to build telegraph installations, but under Werner Siemens and his three brothers, it expanded to produce cables, telephones, electric power, and electric lighting. The company built the first long-distance telegraph line in Europe, followed by the monumental Indo-European telegraph line that stretched from Calcutta, India, to London, England. What scandal tainted the company’s reputation in the 1940s? More…Discuss

 

2 responses to “This Day in the Yesteryear: SIEMENS & HALSKE TELEGRAPH CONSTRUCTION COMPANY IS FOUNDED (1847)

  1. What would Europe and the world be without the ingenuity and entrepreneurship of the Siemens brothers? Thanks for posting this great story.

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    • Indeed, you are right: one of the most creative minds who knew how to transform abstract concepts into applications for almost everyone on the planet, for 100 years+!

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