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Degussa (Firm)


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    • Degussa AG (1980-1999)
    • Degussa Aktiengesellschaft (1980-1999)
    • Deutsche Gold- und Silber-Scheideanstalt vormals Roessler Söhne (1930-1979)
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    • found: Keramisches Wörterbuch, Deutsch-Englisch, Englisch-Deutsch, c1981:t.p. (Degussa; Degussa AG)
    • found: Degussa AG - The Evonik history portal - The history of Evonik Industries, via WWW, Dec. 9, 2015( ... the head of the Frankfurt Mint, Friedrich Ernst Roessler, established a gold and silver separation factory at the city's request in 1843. Furthermore, Roessler initiated the construction of a chemical-technical laboratory close to the Mint, on the premises of today's Evonik site. ... When Frankfurt lost its political independence in 1866 as a consequence of the Prussian-Austrian War, Friedrich Ernst Roessler became a Prussian civil servant and withdrew from the separation business. His eldest sons, Hector and Heinrich, both chemists, took over operations. They transferred the separation factory to the chemical-technical laboratory and continued both activities as the company Friedrich Roessler Söhne. ... When the German Empire was formally established in 1871 ... the government demanded security guarantees from the Roessler brothers, which could be met only by incorporating the precious metal refinery. Thus, several banks established Deutsche Gold- und Silber-Scheideanstalt vormals Roessler (German Gold and Silver Refinery formerly Roessler), in January 1873. ... Because of the long and unwieldy company name, it was commonly referred to as the "Scheideanstalt" for decades. The name "Degussa" became more popular in the 1930s on the basis of the company's telegram abbreviation. It took until 1980 to enter Degussa formally into the Commercial Register as a new company name. ... In February 1999, Degussa AG merged with the VEBA subsidiary Hüls AG of Marl to become the new Degussa-Hüls AG with headquarters in Frankfurt/Main) - http://history.evonik.com/sites/geschichte/en/predecessor-companies/degussa/pages/default.aspx
    • found: LC data base, 2-8-84(hdg.: Degussa (Firm); usage: (Degussa))
    • found: OCLC, Dec. 15, 2015(access points (1980-1999 span): Degussa-Aktiengesellschaft (Frankfurt, Main) [predominant]; Degussa AG; usage: Degussa AG [predominant]; Degussa)
    • found: OCLC, Dec. 15, 2015(access points (1930-1979 span): Degussa-Aktiengesellschaft (Frankfurt, Main) [predominant]; Degussa (Firm); usage: Degussa [predominant]; Degussa AG)
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    • 1984-02-22: new
    • 2016-07-01: revised
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