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Jacob Hasslacher (1852-1921), German-US industrialist and businessman. Hasslacher initially trained as a technical salesman at the German company Degussa in Frankfurt. He then founded a chemical business in New Jersey, USA, in 1885, forming a partnership with Franz Roessler and Degussa. The Roessler and Hasslacher company was led by Hasslacher until 1919. It became the largest US producer of chloroform, while producing and supplying other products through its German contacts. In 1930, the company was taken over by DuPont. Photographed by Alman and Company photographic studio, New York, USA.
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