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MesserStory: Surprising Present

Bad Soden, Germany. - In the anniversary year 2018 - from now on until December - we will tell the exciting story of the Messer family business.

Jean May, a bicycle dealer from the Palatinate town of Ilbesheim, surprised his family with modern acetylene lighting at Christmas 1898. The lighting was built by 20-year-old young entrepreneur Adolf Messer.

The bicycle dealer is thus one of the very first customers of Messer. And because there are no internet ratings yet, he writes a letter to Adolf Messer:"great", "trouble-free", "easy to use" - that's all there is to it. The high level of customer satisfaction has brought Adolf Messer good business. Until 1905 he sold 2,200 acetylene lighting systems and acetylene developers.