AGA Radio-Phono, Germany / Sveden

Hanseatische Gas-Industrie GmbH is founded in Hamburg in 1898. In 1901 it is converted into a joint-stock company. The company's initial business is the production of acetylene gas and lighting equipment. Later, complete acetylene-based lighting systems are sold. The Swedish AB Gas-Acumulator (AGA) develops a storage process for acetylene gas in the 10s, which is taken over by HGI. This partnership leads to AGA taking over the majority of the shares in 1914. The Berlin Autogen-Werke also becomes part of the group and is renamed Autogen-Gasaccumulator AG (also AGA). AGA in Berlin was successful for a while with the production of motor vehicles. From 1920 onwards, the business unit was run as a joint-stock company for automobile manufacturing and was sold to the Stinnes Group in 1922. In the 1950s, radio-phono combinations and record players with turntables by ELAC are launched under the label "AGA Made in Germany".

Hanseatische Gas-Industrie GmbH is founded in Hamburg in 1898. In 1901 it is converted into a joint-stock company. The company's initial business is the production of ac ...
etylene gas and lighting equipment. Later, complete acetylene-based lighting systems are sold. The Swedish AB Gas-Acumulator (AGA) develops a storage process for acetylene gas in the 10s, which is taken over by HGI. This partnership leads to AGA taking over the majority of the shares in 1914. The Berlin Autogen-Werke also becomes part of the group and is renamed Autogen-Gasaccumulator AG (also AGA). AGA in Berlin was successful for a while with the production of motor vehicles. From 1920 onwards, the business unit was run as a joint-stock company for automobile manufacturing and was sold to the Stinnes Group in 1922. In the 1950s, radio-phono combinations and record players with turntables by ELAC are launched under the label "AGA Made in Germany".
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