Oct 17, 2016 | In the beginning, "Telegraphen-Bauanstalt von Siemens & Halske" was a pure handcraft enterprise. Not until 1863 did the company acquire a steam engine to power the standardized serial production of individual parts. Five years later, a phase of "escalating mechanization" commenced as the company modernized its production process and introduced mass-production methods. When this phase was completed in 1873, Siemens & Halske had made the transition from a handcraft enterprise to an industrial manufacturing company. In the course of the 1880s, production was decentralized and specialized. As a result, the development and production of dynamo machines, and the production of arc lamps and all other power engineering products was concentrated in the company's Charlottenburg plant.
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