P. & C. Habig Hutfabrik
Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:14 PM
Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:06 PM
Austrian Coat of Arms, Eagle with Hammer and Sickle
P. & C. Habig Berlin!
Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:38 PM
I believe this is one of the crests used for export to non-German speaking countries. For German speaking countries it would have had Wien / Hutmacher instead of Vienna / Hatters. Highly possible it was displayed in one of the P. & C. Habig locations in Vienna.
Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:55 PM
Found this book, Pariser Weltaustellung 1900
Manfred, Fantastic book! I assume this Peter Habig is the founder of P. & C. Habig. It is interesting that he mentions light weight hats being an Austrian speciality. Most likely the light weight Bowlers (Derby, Melone) that were produced by P. & C. Habig (see Wanamaker US newspaper ads), JHS and others. JHS won the gold medal at the 1900 Paris Grand Prix for I believe their Velour hats. Not sure if P. & C. Habig won any gold medals.
Here a rough translation (from OCR) of his report on the hat factory exhibit.
"If we continue with the leadership of the exhibition is on this
participating fndustriezweige begin with the hat,
this happens because the same in any case most characteristic
Garment, and each epoch, or political
Movement by its form expresses its character.
The felt, silk and straw hat factory was on the
Exhibition in shiny, excellent, noble and
tasteful manner represented. This
Industry and is felt particularly in
Silk hats in proportion to the
Ordering code advanced countries. as
France, England, Germany, whose
Industry much older and thus recognized
is, to name just a young,
but has in the last decades
the powerful, sometimes big industry
(Establishments, die'bis to 1500 people
) has developed and employ auf'der
Paris Exposition showed that eres
both in technical terms and
its taste and direction with the
Competition of the most advanced
States, such as America, England, France
Can absorb fully.
In professional relationship especially
emphasize the uniqueness of the whole
exceptionally lightweight hat, a
Specialty of the Austrian, resp.
Viennese hat industry and is of no
other State is second, his
Sales region, all countries and continents
. So magnificently
Velourhüte were given expression
Which, in its solidity as
mustergiltig recognition by professionals
find, as well as the silk
hats. Participating in the exhibition
the company sons J. Hückel
Neutitschein, P. & C. Habig, Vienna *) '
J. Heinr. Ita, Vienna; Egidius Klenz,
Vienna, Josef Mauer, Vienna, Karl Ceschka, Vienna; Zeäsei &
In straw hats were two companies Ladstätter P. & Sons,
Vienna and J. Oberwalder & Co., Vienna, represented;. Both extraordinarily
powerful companies with the competition the
accommodate all first companies of foreign countries on all sides and can
Applause and recognition found. When the felt, silk-en-
straw hats and needs to be particularly emphasized,
that the taste of Vienna and Wiener-chic all-round recognition
especially in professional. Circles but also
the large audience found.
*) The esteemed author of this article
discretely conceals enough, that the company
P. & C. Habig, whose boss he is the noblest
their industry in Austria and
that the "Habig hat'' in all centers of
World like the Thonet chair and looked
an "indispensable Toüettenbehelf each
Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:23 PM
Rare to come across a gray Melone. Very nice felt and finish on this one. Very high quality which is expected for a P. & C. Habig Wien. The sweatband is date stamped October 16, 1930.
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