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#1 Dorette

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 09:25 PM

I am researching my grandfather's hat company, Lital, active in Vienna in the early 1900s. From what I know there was a factory and at least 4 stores, one of which was located at VII Mariahilferstrasse 88a. I have looked through several of the resources on this forum and strangely see almost no mention of this company. The exception is the 1926 Austrian Hat Industry guide which lists both my grandfather and his father.

 

I would be grateful for any information on this company.

 

I do have some things (by photo and scans)  to offer if the members are interested. A few items are: actual Lital hat (I won it on eBay!!), several hat boxes, patents for a triangular hat box, patent for special treatment for fur, photo of the store (early 1930 maybe), advertisement for Lital hats from the 30s.

 



#2 habigman

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 08:57 PM

Welcome! Sorry for the late reply. I was in Germany and I just recently returned. Yes please post what you everything you have on Lital. Was the hat you found a Ladies Hat? I will do some searching and see if I can find anything. Also what are your grandfather and great grandfather's names?

#3 Dorette

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 06:46 PM

Attached is a print ad for for my great-grandfather's hat company Lital. Vienna, Austria @ 1929.

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#4 habigman

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 02:13 PM

That's a great advertisement!  I also posted a reply in Austrian Hat Company thread.  I will definitely be on the look out for Lital hats and information. 






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