Alfred Krupp

German industrialist and inventor, 1812-1887

In 1847 Krupp made his first cannon of cast steel. In 1851, another successful innovation, no-weld railway tyres, began the company's primary revenue stream, from sales to railways in the United States. Alfred Krupp enlarged the factory and fulfilled his long-cherished scheme to construct a breech-loading cannon of cast steel. Alfred strongly believed in the superiority of breech-loaders, on account of improved accuracy and speed, but this view did not win general acceptance among military officers, who remained loyal to tried-and-true muzzle-loaded bronze cannon.

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Krupp, Alfred

Großindustrieller (1812–1887). Autograph letter signed. Düsseldorf. 8 SS. auf 4 Bll. Qu.-gr.-8vo.
$ 1,221 / 1.200 € (22505)

To an unnamed friend in Berlin: […] I don’t really care about the world anymore, I see a lot of people from all over the world of all different colours at my place, I live very quiet, but in peace […]. I got a little insight and that was enough. I am satisfied when I know that 65.000 souls of the working families are well-fed, provided that I am able to enjoy a bottle of Bordeaux in the meantime […]”. – Furthermore he writes about the forthcoming visit of Pückler and his studies of the Italian language. – In pencil; some tears to the centrefold.

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Krupp, Alfred

Industrieller (1812-1887). Autograph Quotation signed ("A. Krupp"). O. O. 25.10.1879. 1 S. 4to.
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An occasional poem written in pencil: "By day when the sun is bright | And also in darkness of night | By candle or light of the moon | I always like to hear your tune | When I for distraction long | After heavy mental labor | Pearces through the wall the song | Of the shello - from my neighbour | And is work upon my mind | As relief of mildest kind | And when in the Eve you play | Goes all pain and care away". - Small tears in foldings.

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Krupp, Alfred

Großindustrieller (1812-1887). Eigenh. Brief mit U. O. O. 1 S. Qu.-8vo.
$ 458 / 450 € (938998/BN938998)

An Herrn Röhn: "Ich höre daß Sie bald zurück reisen, möchte aber gern Sie noch sehen, woran mein Augenleiden mich verhinderte. Ich bitte daher um 7 Uhr mit uns am Diner theilnehmen zu wollen […]". - Gefaltet.

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