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Catalog Number 2013.66.64
Object Name Letter
Accession number 2013.66
Description Letter from Heinrich Eisner to Kurt Loebinger, Director of the Elektrizitäts-Lieferungs-Gesellschaft about Sabersky's request for 50 tons of barbed wire, 500 pickaxes, and nails to be billed to the General Command
Date: November 25, 1914
2 pages
Document in German

Translation:
Berlin, 25 Nov. 1914
Herrn / Direktor Loebinger
Elektrizitäts-Lieferungs-Gesellschaft
Berlin N.W.
Dear Director!
In reference to the telephone conversation with you I give you the wording of the urgent telegrams, which I received early today from my son-in-law:
1.) Kozieglowy 24 November 11:02 in the morning:
"I am attempting to purchase through Father, Loebinger and Jahns a large amount of barbed wire with staples[?] preferably 50 tons, furthermore 500 heavy pickaxes and to that 1 centner of 4 and 5 imperial [zöllig] nails for the General Command of the Gardereservekorps. Transport to the train station Stahlhammer preferably through special carrier on the basis of this order everything to be billed to the General Command. I will obtain a decision from you by telephone this evening around 10. By order of the Gardereservekorp Brückentrain Sabersky"
2.) Kozieglary 24. November 10:35 in the evening.
"Because the telephone connection is not reachable, request news about the barbed wire, pickaxes, nails and time when the shipment is possible as urgent service telegram to Kozieglowie Gardereservekorps Brückentrain".
The locations of Kozieglowy and Kozieglary are at any rate identical.
I am awaiting your valued reply, what you can deliver from the needed materials, and am making an effort for its acquirement also elsewhere. To this purpose I have already been in contact with a friend of mine, Herr General Director Zuckerkandl of the Upper Silesian Iron Industry A.G. Gleiwitz, who lives in Berlin; he had telephoned immediately at my instigation to Gleiwitz, from where someone will provide news by telephone about the delivery of the needed materials to both the Gardereservekorps Brückentrain and to me. Likewise I requested Herr Jahns from the Siemens-Schuckertwerken G.m.b.H., Siemensstadt, for information by telephone, what amounts his company could provide.
I also await your friendly report as soon as possible, in order to be able to determine, after receiving the various messages, which amounts of the needed materials from the various sites to request for delivery to the General Command.
Greetings
Respectfully
(Signed) Heinrich Eisner


From the service of German officer Fritz Sabersky who served as leader of the Sanitary Company 3 (Sanitätskompagnie 3 Garde-Reserve-Korps) from 1915 to 1916 and after March 1917 as an instructor at the Royal Prussian Army Gas School in Berlin (Königlich Preußische Heeres-Gasschule).
Date November 25, 1914
Year Range from 1914
Year Range to 1914
People Sabersky, Fritz
Subjects Barbed wire
Barbed wire industry
World War I
German
Axes
Nail industry
Nails & spikes
Industry
Iron industry
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