|ENGINEER, INVENTOR, BUSINESSMAN (GERMANY)|
BORN 7 Oct 1858, Meimsheim, Baden-Württemberg - DIED 12 Oct 1935, Nonnenhorn am Bodensee, Baden-Württemberg|
GRAVE LOCATION Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg: Waldfriedhof (Abteilung 09 N)
Albert Hirth was the son of the miller Ludwig Hirth. He was apprenticed as a mechanical engineer to Carl Ade in Stuttgart. He worked in a machine factory in Zurich and returned to Stuttgart where he attended the Baugewerkschule. In 1888 he entered the service of the Terrot'sche Rundstrickmaschinenfabrik in Cannstadt and in 1889 his designs for machine improvements attracted attention at the World Exhibition in Paris. He registered his first patents and the number of his patents and inventions would rise to 350 during his lifetime.
In 1903 he took over the Fortuna-Werke in Cannstadt together with Emil Lilienfein and where he developed new products. He started a collaboration with Robert Bosch and produced ignition machines for his automobiles. In 1914 he founded the KACO company in Heilbronn to produce engine gaskets. In 1922 he created Hirth AG that continued to exist after his death in 1935.
His sons Hellmuth and Wolf were both well known aviation pioneers.
Son: Hirth, Wolf
Son: Hirth, Hellmuth
Albert Hirth â€“ Wikipedia