Friedrich Wilhelm Gustav Bruhn

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Company seat in Berlin, Westendarp & Pieper, Mauerstraße 86/88

Friedrich Wilhelm Gustav Bruhn (born November 11, 1853 in Lübeck; died 1927 in Berlin) was a German inventor.

Life[edit]

Bruhn invented modern taximeter in Berlin. After his inventions the word taxi is named.[1] He worked for German company Westendarp & Pieper Hamburg. In 1920 he became leader of this company. Bruhn was married and had three children. His daughter Adele married architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. His son Wolfgang Bruhn was an art historian.

Literature[edit]

  • Zeitschrift für das gesamte Local- und Straßenbahn-Wesen, Bde. 8–10, Bergmann 1889, S. 158.
  • Der Motorwagen. Automobiltechnische Zeitschrift, 25:1922, S. 123.
  • Zeitschrift für Flugtechnik und Motorluftschifffahrt, Bd. 9:1918, S. XXIII

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Depatisnet:Bibliographische Daten (Deutsches Patent und Markenamt)