Low, Abbot Augustus, 1843-1912

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Abbot Augustus Low (1843-1912) was the son of Abiel Abbot Low (1811-1893), a New York China merchant and later partner of Collis P. Huntington in the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company and related ventures. He was the brother of Seth Low, a mayor of New York and president of Columbia University. Abbot Augustus Low was a member of a number of corporations, including the Economy Electric Light Company and the New York Kerosene Oil Engine Company, as well as the family firm, A.A. Low Brothers. He owned large tracts of timberlands in the Adirondacks, including the village of Horse Shoe, N.Y., and was instrumental in developing the area as a vacation retreat for wealthy New Yorkers. Low was also active in charitable, cultural and religious institutions in his native Brooklyn. His son, A. Augustus Low, Jr. (1889-1963), was a prominent utility company executive.

From the description of Patent and trademark papers, 1900-1912. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122405904

Abbot Augustus Low (1843-1912) was the son of prominent Brooklyn businessman Abiel Abbot Low (1811-1893) and the nephew of Brooklyn Mayor Seth Low (1850-1916).

From the guide to the Abbot Augustus Low certificate of life membership to the Long Island Historical Society, 1875, (Brooklyn Historical Society)

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Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Alden Type Machine Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Economy Electric Company (N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Long Island Historical Society. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) |x Intellectual life
Household appliances, Electric
Internal combustion engines
Mousetraps, Electric
Oil burners
Space heaters
Stoves, Electric
Stoves, Gas
Stoves, Oil
Submarines (Ships)
Typesetting machines
Ventilators, Marine
Waste paper
Calenders (Papermaking)
Curling irons
Diesel motor
Electrical engineering
Electric apparatus and appliances
Electric circuit breakers
Electric heating
Electric industries
Electric lamps, Arc
Electric machinery
Electric meters
Electromagnetic coils
Gas appliances


Birth 1843

Death 1912


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