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Location:

Deutsche Luxfer Prismen Gesellschaft deck prisms
Luxfer deck prisms
  • Berlin-Weißensee / Berlin-Weissensee

Timeline:

  • 1899 · Founded as a foreign branch of the Luxfer Prism Company
  • 1907? · ...became Deutsche Luxfer Prismen Gesellschaft when?...
  • 1909 Glaseisenbeton (Keppler-System) introduced
  • 1910 Pavilions at the Brussels World's Fair
  • 1913 Gold medal for pavilion at the Baufachausstellung in Leipzig (architect: Bruno Möhring)
  • 1914 Glasshaus, Bruno Taut's pavilion at the Werkund Ausstellung in Cologne (displaying all of Luxfer's products)
  • 1929 Glass ceiling in Otto Haesler's auditorium (Volksschule, Celle)
  • 1935 Modern glass block introduced
Bruno Taut's Glashaus-Pavilion under construction, ca 1912 Bruno Taut's Glashaus-Pavilion, exterior, Cologne Werkbund 1914 Exhibition Bruno Taut's Glashaus-Pavilion, interior, Cologne Werkbund 1914 Exhibition
Bruno Taut's Glashaus-Pavilion, Cologne Werkbund 1914 Exhibition

History:

  • Founded 1899 as (a foreign branch of the Luxfer Prism Company)
  • Director: Friedrich Keppler (1862-1940), who emigrated to the US in 1888 and joined the American Luxfer Prism Syndicate.
    1904 Deutsche Luxfer Prismen Gesellschaft ad
    LUXFER-PRISMEN-ANLAGEN
    bringen
    Tageslicht in dunkle Räume.
    Luxfer-Keller-Einfalllichte.

    Für Wagen- und Fufsgänger-Verkehr.
    Luxfer-Electro-Glas.
    Feuersichere, lichtdurchlässige Fenster für Brandmauern,
    Treppenhäuser, Schaufenster-Abschlüsse etc.

    Luxfer-Dachsprossen zu Dachverglasungen ohne Kitt.
    (Staub- und wasserdicht)
    Prospekte und Voranschläge auf Wunsch kostenlos.

    DEUTSCHES LUXFER-PRISMEN-SYNDIKAT G.m.b.H.
    BERLIN S. 42, Ritterstrasse 26. Telephon IV. 4227.
    1905 ad
  • Expanded product line with Glaseisenbeton (the Keppler System), heavy glass tiles joined up with thin reinforced concrete bars. The tiles were not prismatic.
  • Deutsche Luxfer's entire product line was on display in Bruno Taut's famous Glass Pavillion (Glashaus) at the Werkbund Ausstellung in Cologne in 1914.

Paper:

Notes:

  • See: Liese, Paul: Luxfer-Prismen
  • The importance of the Deutsche Luxfer Prismen Syndikat by Neal Nielsen
  • Paul Liese patents:
    • Number 283,882 for "Improvement in Composite Glass and Ferroconcrete Construction for Walls, Floors, Roofing and the Like" (Germany)
    • Number 289,696 for "Improvements in Glass Bricks for Walls, Floors, Pavement Lights and the Like" (Berlin-Tempelhof, Germany)