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Gerson Juan de Dios Cruz

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calendarFriday, 05 September

I am an engineer working in Mexico City for Schneider Electric Company, and I am working on projects where we will use Bussmann fuses and fuse blocks.  I never read your story, but I think it is amazing you have a great company.


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William Holland

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calendarThursday, 28 August

Here is a photo of fuse testing back in the day.  They used mercury thermometers, incandescent lamps (for load), fans to cool the lamps, analog (needle) current meters and wall clocks for timing. Wow, has the technology changed since then!


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Stella Clifford

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calendarMonday, 25 August

I worked at Bussmann for about 15 years.  I started at the plant on St. Louis Avenue and then moved out to Ellisville.  I had an awesome time working at Bussmann and met some wonderful friends.  I still keep in contact with some of them.  I loved working on the crimper machine.  I’ll always remember all the good memories from Bussmann.


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Peggy Boyle

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calendarFriday, 11 July

Here’s a picture of Al Bussmann at a trade show in 1952.


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Matt Mohr

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calendarFriday, 11 July

My great-grandfather immigrated in the last 1800’s and built our family’s farm house. He installed electricity in 1945. The installed Cutler Hammer box was manufactured in 1940. From day one, we have always used Bussmann plug fuses. Here’s an image with the two overcurrent protection companies, who now play for the same team, working together in 1945 on a resi fusible solution that still works today.


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Ann Schwetye

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calendarFriday, 11 July

This is my husband’s family. His grandfather was Al Bussmann. There are many family members that live in St. Louis and I will share this with our family. Some may even have pictures and things and, more importantly, stories from the family.


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Terry Rupp

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calendarThursday, 03 July

This is a picture of my mother, Margaret Eckenfels, standing on the right with the Bussmann factory building behind her. She worked at Bussmann during the war in 1942. She was seventeen at the time of the photo. Now at 89, she could be the oldest living Bussmann employee!


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Ken Box

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calendarTuesday, 24 June

What a wonderful history! Congratulations to Bussmann on your 100th anniversary. I was a senior sales engineer for Busmmann from 1981 to 1994. I recall traveling with Terry Macalady, district manger for Busmmann. We stopped at a restaurant in Duluth GA for lunch. I sketched an idea for a reduced footprint fuse block on a napkin and gave it to Terry. He took it back to the smart folks in engineering, got it patented and it became the pyramid fuse block. Did anyone save my napkin? The fondest memories of my professional career are of the wonderful people at Bussmann.


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Ronald Schapp

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calendarMonday, 23 June

I was a District Manager in Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1976-1980. I was fortunate to be on the team that developed the marketing program for the new Time Delay Class RK1 Fuse, the “Turbit.” The advertising material showed a creature that was a combination turtle and rabbit to describe the fuse characteristics of time-delay and high current limitation. Those were memorable years in my professional career development. Though many years have passed, I consider all my Bussmann associates as friends.


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Bussmann Marketing

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calendarTuesday, 17 June

Our friends at Madison Electric Company submitted this letter from 1939 written by Harry Bussmann, the Vice President at the time and one of the original brothers. The letter was written to Morris Blumberg of Madison Electric, congratulating him on 25 years of business. Both companies started in 1914. Congratulations to Madison Electric Company on their 100th anniversary, too!


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