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Albert Borsig

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Albert Borsig (c1829-1878)

Son of August Borsig

1878 Obituary [1]

Mr. Albert Borsig, the well-known locomotive engineer of Berlin, died on the 10th of April at the early age of 49. The works were founded by his father in 1837, and since the beginning have turned out over 3600 locomotives for Germany, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, and Austria, and for the Dutch Colonies.

Mr. Borsig was one of the largest employers of labour in Germany, his workmen at his Berlin works, and at his iron and steel works and coal mines in Silesia, exceeding 10,000. How successfully the works have been carried on is shown by the fact, that Mr. Borsig's father began work with a capital of £1500 lent to him by a Berlin tradesman, and that the son died one of the wealthiest men in Germany, having left property worth about £3,000,000 sterling. Under the will of the late Mr. Borsig, the works will be conducted by a board of trustees, until his children (the eldest boy being only 11 years) become of age.

1878 Obituary [2]

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