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Fonds AM516 - Reinhard Hoffmeister fonds

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Reinhard Hoffmeister fonds

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  • 1896-1898 (Creation)
    Hoffmeister, Reinhard

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0.01 m of textual records

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Reinhard Hoffmeister was born in Wellington County, Ontario. He came to Vancouver in 1888 and established the city's first electrical shop. He built the city's first electric generator, which was used to create light and test electric apparatus. He also installed electrical plants at the B.C. Sugar Refinery, the Trail smelter, and the original Hotel Vancouver. He patented the designs for an electrical gold mining machine and a combined brake and footrest for bicycles. After his death, the business was carried on by his brother, Jacob, and son, Frank.

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The fonds consists of letters of patent for an electric gold mining machine, including diagrams, 1898, and a combined brake and footrest for bicycles, 1898.

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  • Box: 565-G-04 fld 05