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Habafa, Hamburg

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Name: Habafa, Hamburg    (D)  
Abbreviation: habafa
Products: Model types

HABAFA: Hamburger Batteriefabrik, Carl Dillger, Hamburg 19, Eppendorfer Weg 93/95.
Großfabrikation von Anodenbatterien mit Hebelschaltung D.R.P.a.
Angebot aus dem Jahre 1924

Laut Hamburger Abendblatt vom 8.4.92, geplante Schließung der Firma im September 1992.

Founded: 1913

Company was found by Czech inventor, Mr. Ing Jaroslav Pála and Hamburg businessman Carl Dillger in 1913 half-to-half. Dillger brought the necessary capital and Pála patents for new long-life batteries. After Big War factory had over 300 employees. Mr. Pála had found in 1919 new company in Czechoslovakia, Palaba and in 1920 HABAFA sold them patent/licence righs. Mr. Pála on end of 1924 left HABAFA finally and moved to CS. Factory buildings overtaken WW2 bombing without hard damages and production could continue, their maximum output before WW2 was 100000 cells per day, after war 10000 cells per day only. During WW2 no development or resarch was permitted, all energies being concentrated on a production of a few selected types, but no special types for German forces were made at this factory. In addition of  above they produced a small volume of air-deposited cells for German Post Office.

This manufacturer was suggested by Willi Ribbe.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
27 Voltax Anoden-Batterie 607   Die Betriebsspannungen konnten durch Anzapfungen eingestellt werden. 
49 Heizbatterie 5001   Heizbatterie Spannung vermutlich 3V. Zusammenstellung aus 12 Monozellen. 
50 Pack for Radio "A"-"B" - 90/1,5 Volts 915   Made in Germany. 
60 Voltax - 4,5 Volt Nr. 111   Made in Germany. 
60 Voltax Transistor Batterie Nr. 703 - IEC 6F100   Trockenbatterie Voltax Transistor, IEC 6F 100. HABAFA-Erzeugnis. 


Further details for this manufacturer by the members (rmfiorg):

Logo von der Voltax 9 Volt Batterie Type 703 (Foto)tbn_d_voltax_logo.jpg