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Allgemeine Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft AG (AEG) (German: "General electricity company") was a German producer of electrical equipment founded as the Deutsche Edison-Gesellschaft für angewandte Elektrizität in 1883 in Berlin by Emil Rathenau.wikipedia
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In 1967 AEG joined with its subsidiary Telefunken AG creating Allgemeine Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft AEG-Telefunken.
Telefunken was a German radio and television apparatus company, founded in Berlin in 1903, as a joint venture of Siemens & Halske and the Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft (AEG) (General electricity company).

Neue Automobil Gesellschaft

NAGN.A.G.Nationale Automobil Gesellschaft
AEG bought Kühlstein in 1902, founding the division Neue Automobil Gesellschaft (New Automobile Company), to make cars.
In 1902, German electrical company AEG purchased the coachbuilding side of Kühlstein under engineer Joseph Vollmer, renaming it NAG.

Oskar von Miller

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In 1884, Munich-born engineer Oskar von Miller (who later founded Deutsches Museum) joined the executive board.
In 1883, along with Emil Rathenau, he was a director of the German Edison Company (later AEG).


Siemens AGSiemens & HalskePeter von Siemens
The tunnel was built by Siemens & Halske (S & H) (later to become Siemens) under the direction of C. Schwebel and Wilhelm Lauter, and is now the Spree tunnel Stralau, used by public transport.
In 1969, Siemens formed Kraftwerk Union with AEG by pooling their nuclear power businesses.

Emil Rathenau

Allgemeine Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft AG (AEG) (German: "General electricity company") was a German producer of electrical equipment founded as the Deutsche Edison-Gesellschaft für angewandte Elektrizität in 1883 in Berlin by Emil Rathenau.
In 1883 he founded the "German Edison Corporation for Applied Electricity" (Deutsche Edison-Gesellschaft für angewandte Elektrizität), which in 1887 changed into the Allgemeine Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft (General Electricity Incorporated) abbreviated AEG.


Magnetophon was the brand or model name of the pioneering reel-to-reel tape recorder developed by engineers of the German electronics company AEG in the 1930s, based on the magnetic tape invention by Fritz Pfleumer.


AB ElectroluxElectrolux GroupElectrolux AB
After acquiring the AEG household subsidiary AEG Hausgeräte GmbH in 1994, in 2005 Electrolux obtained the rights to the brand name AEG, which it now uses on some of its products.


German lighting manufacturerTraxon Technologies Osram AG
OSRAM was founded in 1919 by the merger of the lighting businesses of Auergesellschaft, Siemens & Halske and Allgemeine Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft (AEG).

Steam turbine

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This is illustrated in the drawing of the German 1905 AEG marine steam turbine.

Peter Behrens

In 1907 Peter Behrens was appointed as artistic consultant to AEG.
In 1907, AEG (Allgemeine Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft) retained Behrens as artistic consultant.

Deutsches Museum

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In 1884, Munich-born engineer Oskar von Miller (who later founded Deutsches Museum) joined the executive board.
In 1883 he joined AEG and founded an engineering office in Munich.

International Electrotechnical Exhibition

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In 1891 Miller and Dobrovolski demonstrated the transmission of electrical power over a distance of 175 km from a hydro electric power plant in Lauffen am Neckar to Frankfurt, where it lit 1000 light bulbs and drove an artificial waterfall at the International Electrotechnical Exhibition in Frankfurt am Main.
Rectangular panels flanked the arch: the one to the right carrying the name of the "Allgemeine Electricitätsgesellschaft" ("AEG" – General Electricity Company), which had been founded in 1887; the left-hand panel displayed the name of the "Maschinenfabrik Oerlikon" (Oerlikon Engineering Works).

AEG turbine factory

AEG’s Turbine factoryAEGAEG Turbine Hall
But the company quickly encountered financial difficulties, and the Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft (AEG) took over in 1904 and planned the construction of a new turbine factory, as the existing factory had become too small.

Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky

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In 1887 Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrowolsky joined the company as chief engineer, later becoming vice-director.
In 1887, AEG Director General Emil Rathenau offered him a position, whereupon Dolivo-Dobrowolsky remained associated with the company until the end of his life.

Nernst lamp

Nernst glowerglowerglowers
In Europe, the lamps were produced by the German Allgemeine Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft (AEG, General Electricity Company) at Berlin.

Experimental three-phase railcar

The St.E.S consortium, which included Siemens & Halske, the engineering company AEG, and the Deutsche Bank, was founded on 10 October 1899 and given leave to electrify a length of the Royal Prussian Military Railway between Marienfelde, near Berlin, and Zossen, a distance of 23 km.

IFA Berlin

IFAInternationale Funkausstellung BerlinBerlin Radio Show
AEG, founded in 1883 by Emil Rathenau, showed the first practical audio tape recorder, the Magnetophon K1, at the August 1935 show.

Marienfelde station

On 27 October 1903, the trial AEG railcars ran at a new world record speed of 210.2 km/h.

Royal Prussian Military Railway

Military RailwayPrussian military railway
The Research Association for High-speed Electric Railways (Studiengesellschaft für elektrische Schnellbahnen), which was founded on 10 October 1899 and included AEG and Siemens & Halske, electrified a length of 33 km of the line with three-phase power at 10 kV/50 Hz, using three overhead lines on poles that were about 5 to 7 m high located at the side of the track.

LEW Hennigsdorf

BorsigBorsig Lokomotiv WerkeLEW
The steam and electric locomotive plant in Hennigsdorf (Fabriken Hennigsdorf) became a Volkseigener Betrieb (VEB) (people owned enterprise) as the Lokomotivbau Elektrotechnische Werke (LEW) ("electric locomotive works").
The rail vehicle factory in Hennigsdorf, Germany, was founded in 1910 by AEG.

Techtronic Industries

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Founded in 1985 in Hong Kong, TTI's brand portfolio includes Milwaukee, AEG, Ryobi, Homelite, Empire, Stiletto, Hoover US, Hart, Oreck, Vax, and Dirt Devil.


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In 1889, Russian-born engineer Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky developed the first three-phase transformer at the Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft ('General Electricity Company') in Germany.


Bombardier TRAXXClass 146Class 146.2
"AEG locomotives GmbH " became part of ABB Daimler-Benz Transportation (later ADtranz) and currently the technology developed in the past, in part, now enables Bombardier Transportation to build the very successful TRAXX series of locomotives.
The competitors for the DB Class 121 included two of the forerunners of Bombardier Transportation: German locomotive manufacturer AEG Schienenfahrzeuge, a part of AEG which was controlled by Daimler-Benz at the time; and ABB Henschel, a German locomotive manufacturing branch of Swedish-Swiss company ABB.


Friedrich Krupp AGAlfred KruppKrupp AG
They joined with other large companies such as IG Farben, Thyssen and Krupp in their support of the Nazis, especially in promoting re-armament of the German Army, Luftwaffe, and Kriegsmarine.
IG Farben, Siemens, Krupp, AEG, Telefunken, and Rheinmetall separately provided compensation to Jewish slave laborers, but Alfried refused to consider compensation to non-Jewish slave laborers.

SS-Truppenübungsplatz Heidelager

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When installing electric and lighting systems for the Waffen-SS training grounds in Dębica, AEG used forced labor from Jews placed in the Pustkow labor camp located in Southeastern Poland.
In addition to working on the development of the V-1 and V-2 rockets, the AEG used labor from Jews in the Pustków camp for electrical installations in the Waffen-SS Dębica training areas beginning in 1941.