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History of Hitachi 1910-1959
1910-1919 1910

picture of Completed five-horsepower induction motor
*figure1

  • Company formed.Completed five-horsepower induction motor *figure1
1911
  • Completed 2-kVA transformer
1914
  • Started production of AC ammeter and voltmeter
1916
  • Completed 10,000-hp (7,355-kW) water turbine
  • Started production of fans
1920-1929 1924

picture of DC electric locomotive
*figure2

  • Completed the first large-scale DC electric locomotive to be manufactured in Japan *figure2
1930-1939 1930
  • Started production of pole-top transformers
1931
  • Completed 10,000-A hydraulic electrolytic cell
1932

picture of electric refrigerator
*figure3

  • Started production of elevators
  • Completed Hitachi's first electric refrigerator *figure3
1933
  • Completed 23,600-horsepower Illgner set
1940-1949 1940
  • Completed 5,000-line automatic private branch exchange
1943
  • Completed 85,000-kW Francis water turbine and 70,000-kVA alternating current generator
1949
  • Completed first U05 power excavator
1950-1959 1951
  • Completed 6,500-kW Kaplan water turbine and 7,000-kVA AC generator (first umbrella-type generator made in Japan)
1952
  • Completed 21,000-kW two-stage pump-turbine
1953
  • Completed true low-pressure 300-m3/h air separation machine
  • Completed 55,000-kW hydrogen-cooled turbine
1954
  • Completed the first large-scale cold strip mill to be produced in Japan
1955
  • Completed 100,000-kW Francis water turbine and 93,000-kVA alternating current generator
1956
  • Completed the first DF90 diesel-electric engine to be built in Japan
1958

picture of Electron microscopes
*figure4

  • Completed six-transistor miniature portable radio
  • Electron microscopes awarded the grand prix at the World Exposition in Brussels *figure4
1959
  • Completed electronic computers based on transistors
  • Hitachi America, Ltd. established