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Manufacturers Index - M. Immisch
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      M. Immisch made Electric Motors in the 1890’s.


      Moritz Immisch was born in Thuringia, graduated at a German University, and came to London about forty years ago. His work was first directed to the art of watch and clock making, and in 1872 he obtained the Baroness Burdett-Coutts's prize for an essay on "The Balance Spring." He subsequently turned his attention to electricity, becoming one of the earliest pioneers in the development of electric power, and in 1880 he entered into partnership with the late Mr. Fritz Hubel. At their works was produced the "Immisch" motor, which received medals at the Inventions Exhibition of 1885, the Antwerp Exhibition of the same year, and at various subsequent exhibitions. He was the inventor of the Immisch thermometer, which is a watchshaped instrument, and about the size of a small locket. After a time the Maiden Works were closed, and Mr. Immisch retired from manufacturing work. Subsequently he was director of the Immisch Electric Launch Company, of which he was the founder. He died on September 20, 1903. He was elected a Fellow of this Society on April 17, 1901.

Information Sources

  • Modern Mechanism 1895 page 544
  • Quarterly journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, Volumes 30-31, 1904 page 237