» 1933 • The German President Hindenburg invites Adolf Hitler to become Chancellor of Germany. • Prohibition ends in the USA. • The international court in The Hague rules the Norwegian occupation of Eastern Greenland to be illegal. 1934 • Chinese communists begin their `Long March´, headed by Mao Tse Tung. • `The Night of the Long Knives´ in Germany. • The Austrian Chancellor Dolfuss is assassinated. • Enrico Fermi discovers the chain reaction of nuclear fission. • The Kanslergade settlement on far-reaching crisis measures. • In February, the unemployment rate is 31.7%. • Louis Armstrong plays at the first jazz concert in the Tivoli Concert Hall. • School children of today are undisciplined and impolite, says the School Director of Copenhagen. • A single ticket by ship from Copenhagen to New York costs 15 euros. • The first valves, ARV and TRV, are introduced. • The leakage of valve housing causes problems which are solved through deliveries from the Danish Orlogsværftet (the naval wharf). • Mads Clausen establishes his own company Dansk Køleautomatikog Apparatfabrik (Danish Refrigeration Controls and Apparatus Manufacturer). • Brdr. Müller (Müller Brothers) delivers the parts for the valves. • Sales in 1933: 466 valves, at a value of 1,700 euros. • The product program is expanded by automatic water valves AV and AVS. • The company is still run by one man: Mads Clausen. • Sales improve markedly. Net sales of the year: approx. 10,500 euros.
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