Carl Wilhelm Siemens' Funeral Agreement
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Origin

Carl Wilhelm Siemens

Type

Funeral Agreement

Effects

Signer becomes frozen

Downsides

None Identified

Activation

Writing a name on it

Collected by

Rod Serling

Section

Chthon-902P

Aisle

638044-2196

Shelf

872978-2793-148

Date of Collection

02/20/1960

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Origin[edit | edit source]

Sir Charles William Siemens (1823 - 1883) was a German-born engineer and entrepreneur, who developed the Siemens regenerative furnace in the 1850s. In 1857 he came out with information stating that he was recovering enough heat to save 70 - 80% of the fuel. The furnace operates at a high temperature using regenerative preheating of fuel and air for combustion. By pushing the heat and air back and forth the furnace got hot enough to melt steel (they are now often seen in steel mills all over the world).

When Siemens retired, he discovered one of the workers using the furnace to melt down stolen gold pieces to easily hide and sell. Out of anger Siemens struck the man, accidently knocking him into a steel beam and killing him. To cover the crime he forged a suicide note before throwing the man into the fire. In order to get over the guilt Siemens told himself that it was easy to cremate evil people.

Effects[edit | edit source]

When signed, signer becomes frozen until the contract is torn in half.

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