Charles "Carl" Diebold
|Born||October 24, 1824|
Rosenberg, Bavaria, Germany
|Died||March 5, 1894 (aged 69)|
|Known for||Founding Diebold.|
|Parent(s)||Bernhardt Diebold & Mary Diebold|
Diebold founded Diebold Bahmann in 1859 as a manufacturer of safes and vaults in Cincinnati, Ohio. Charles gave his company a good reputation after The Great Chicago Fire in 1871 which leveled most of the city. Rumors went about that the 878 safes in the area had the items in them intact. In 1872, needing more room for his expanding company, moved to Canton, Ohio where most of the post-fire orders were from. Two years later, in 1874, Wells Fargo asked Diebold to make the world's largest vault at the time: a 32-foot-long, 27-foot-wide, 12-foot high vault that was moved to San Francisco on a 47 car long train. In 1876 Diebold was incorporated by The State of Ohio as Diebold Safe & Lock Co. Its first international shipment in Diebold's lifetime was to the President of Mexico, Manuel González Flores in 1881. The final major event for the company in his lifetime was the introduction of magnesium steel doors which were billed as TNT-proof which was becoming a new way for thieves to break into banks.
Positions at DieboldEdit
|Baumann and Company safemaker/locksmith||1848||1859|
|Co Founder and President||1859||1876|
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