Innovation out of tradition
At the time when an elector ruled in Kassel, the city was an important place for geodesic manufactories. Albert Meywald worked as a locksmith in such a company: at Otto Fennel, a company which had existed since 1851. The intended closure of the department of “Geodesic Length measuring tapes” motivated Albert to set up his own business in this field in 1921 and to manufacture all the necessary machines himself:
That was the start of the Albert Meywald company.