A Guide to the Union Elektricitaets-Gesselschaft Company Photographs, n.d. Union Elektricitaets-Gesselschaft Company Photographs Ms1987-037

A Guide to the Union Elektricitaets-Gesselschaft Company Photographs, n.d.

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1987-037


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Collection Number
Union Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft Company Photographs, n.d.
Physical Characteristics
0.5 Cubic Feet 1 box
Union Elektricitaets-Gesellschaft Company
Photograph album containing 202 images from the Union Elektricitaets-Gesellschaft Company factory in Berlin, Germany, showing factory interior and exterior views, a cable car, and various company products, including meters and generators.

Biographical / Historical

The Union Elektricitaets-Gesellschaft Company (UEG) of Berlin originated in the United States in January, 1892 when the Thomson-Houston Electric Company founded the UEG as its subsidiary in Germany. Six months later, Thomson-Houston merged with Edison General Electric Company to form General Electric.

UEG designed, manufactured, and operated electric trams throughout the world. The company also manufactured electric locomotives for railways. On July 1, 1903, UEG combined with the Allgemeinen Elektritaets-Gesellschaft (AEG), forming AEG Union, which, in turn, merged into Aktiengesellschaft fur Elektrische Industrie (ELIN) in 1959.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a single photograph album containing photos from the Union Elektricitaets-Gesellschaft Company of Berlin, Germany. The photos include both interior and exterior views of the company's factory and many of its products, including meters, dynamos, and a cable car.

Index Terms


  • Science and Technology

Adminstrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Union Elektricitaets-Gesellschaft Company Photographs must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Union Elektricitaets-Gesellschaft Company Photographs, Ms1987-037, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Union Elektricitaets-Gesellschaft Company Photographs were purchased by Special Collections prior to 1988.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the Union Elektricitaets-Gesellschaft Company Photographs commenced and was completed in April, 2018.

Contents List

Box-Item 1
Photograph Album, n.d.