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Carl Gautzsch came to Amsterdam on November 20, 1879 and started his company "Carl Gautzsch-Petroleum en Reuzenbrand". Business developped quickly and the company was awarded a gold medal in 1899 for its Pometheus gas oven. In 1902 the name of the company was changed to G.G.G., Gautzsch Gas Gloeilichtmaatschappij, and in 1919 to Gautzschí IndustrieŽle Maatschappij voor Elektriciteit en Gas. Between about 1925 and 1929 radios were also among the product range. Whether these radios were made by Gimeg or by another company is unknown. The radios seem to have been made specifically for the Dutch market. Known radios were built in oak cabinets and have fronts with Dutch inscriptions. Very few advertisements were found. In registers of radios handed in during WWII only 13 Gimeg radios were found.
The advertisement above was found in the AVRO radio guide  of November 6, 1927.
Many years and several locations in the Netherlands and abroad later, the company Gautzsch settled in 1964 at its current address, Strijkviertel, De Meern. There followed years of expansion abroad. Gautzsch Gimeg Belgium settled there on June 16, 1965. The company still exists and is now a specialized supplier of technical, camping and caravan accessories.

This page was last edited on 03.12.2016