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ⓘ Gunni Busck, businessman. Gunni Busck was a Danish businessman. He was a founder of the Scandinavian Preserved Butter Company and Kobenhavns Mælkeforsyning. He ..




                                     

ⓘ Gunni Busck (businessman)

Gunni Busck was a Danish businessman. He was a founder of the Scandinavian Preserved Butter Company and Kobenhavns Mælkeforsyning. He was the paternal uncle of bookdealer Arnold Busck.

                                     

1. Early life and education

Busck was born on 9 June 1840 in Roskilde, the son of farmer August Busck 1806-69 og Johanne Marie Secher 1801-82. He wanted to become a medical doctor but had to give up his studies due to illness in an early age.

                                     

2. Career

Busck was licensed as a businessman grosserer in Copenhagen in 1862 and engaged in the export of sweetened, canned butter to the tropics. The company was in 1874 converted into a limited company aktieselskab under the name The Scandinavian Preserved Butter Company, Busck jun. & Co. with Busck as managing director. He founded a cooperative dairy in Slagelse the following year, which over the next few years won a repitation for its experiments and education of labour for the dairy industry.

In 1878, Busck was the founder of Kobenhavns Mælkeforsyning. With its high standards for sanitary installations, quality control and supervision of livestock, it became a model for similar ventures in other Danish towns as well as abroad. A new factory was in 1884 inaugurated at Mælkevej now Nyelandsvej No. 25 in Frederiksberg. He also established Solbjerg Dairy at a neighbouring site.

He retired from the butter company in 1915 and both Kobenhavns Mælkeforsyning and Solbjerg Dairy were sold to Det Danske Mælke-Compagni in 1916.

                                     

3. Personal life

Busck married Charlotte Ann Hutchinson 14 May 1838 - 4 August 1921, a daughter of timber merchant and Swedish-Norwegian vice-consul in Leith Thomas H. and Isabella Wight ca. 1810-95, on 4 January 1887 in Edinburgh. His brother, Theodor Busck, who was principal of Duebrodres Kloster in Roskilde", was the father of bookdealer Arnold Busck.

He purchased the town mansion at Ny Kongensgade 3 in 1877. He was created a Knight in the Order of the Dannebrog in 1887. He died on 20 March 1920 in Frederiksberg and is buried at Assistens Cemetery.