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#21 habigman

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 06:14 AM

Johann Hückel´s Söhne, Jota Seal Velour, black with a hint of blue, size 55cm (probably 1930s). The Seal Velour finish is fantastic!

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 12:16 AM

Hückel Extra

This beauty belongs to RLK on the FL. Probably made at Hückel Hutfabrik Weilheim mid to late 50s.

2-1/2" bound brim, 4-1/2" crown at front center. 12 ligne ribbon with angled rough edge bow. Soft,light finely finished felt.

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#23 habigman

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 12:29 AM

Hückel Mele Black

This one also belongs to RLK on the FL. It is a size 58cm and probably made at Hückel Hutfabrik Weilheim in the late 50s.

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 07:36 PM

This is a 1930s Hückel Sigma Foulard Seal Velour, size 5 1/2 Point. It was made at the Nový Jičín factory. The crown is 6 inches open with a 2 1/2 inch brim. Finest velour finish I have come across.

I had it restored by Optimo and I think they did a great job. They replaced the non reeded sweat and ribbon/bow. Also the liner was missing so I had them put in a new one. The felt was in very good condition.

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Original sweatband and ribbon/bow.

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 04:34 PM

This beautiful pristine Hückel Seal Velour belonged to Marc Chevalier on the FL. Not sure when it was made (probably late 1930s) but definitely out of Novy Jicin. Amazing hat!

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 06:26 AM

Fritz Hückel,Weilheim Zephyr Seal Velour (size 58cm)

This beauty belongs to RLK on the FL.

This hat can be dated between 1951-57 since Stanley W. Unger left the Palmer House Hotel at the end of 1950 to move to the Bismarck Hotel Lobby as well as in the Chicago Board of Trade Building. The Bismarck Hotel Store had a "Going Out of Business Sale" Jan.-Mar. of 1958. He retired a few years later and had an additional store in Evanston less than a mile from where I now live. The wide double-thickness brim edge has no stitching so is either felted or a glued overwelt and its 1-7/8" wide. The crown dips to 4-1/4" at the front and rises to 5". The sweatband has the accordion-pleated front ventilation. Super-soft plush felt. In great condition except for a case of "ring around the collar".

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 07:33 PM

Hückel Mercur Homburg size 58cm. This one is probably early 1960s and made in Weilheim.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 01:47 PM

I received this Hückel Exhibition catalog from the Nový Jičín Museum. It is in Czech (Czech posters can read) but the photos are interesting. The exhibition runs until the end of February. Hückel was nationalized as TONAK after WWII. The Hückel family ended up in Weilheim Germany where they started a hat factory. They owned the Hückel name rights for Germany and closed business in 1975. TONAK owned the Hückel name rights outside of Germany starting in the mid 1950s.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 01:48 PM

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 01:49 PM

I was sent this photo from Radek Polach who is in charge of the hat collection at the Nový Jičín Museum and is the author of the Hückel exhibition catalog. This photo is from the opening of the Hückel exhibition. The ladies to the right and left are Hückel family members. They were both born in Nový Jičín but ended up in Germany shortly after WWII.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 01:54 PM

I also received this "Hats Off" Exhibition Catalog from Radek Polach of the Nový Jičín Museum. This exhibition features hats made by Hückel, Peschel and Brüder Böhm (most pre WWII). It is in Czech but has some nice photos. All three hat factories were located in Nový Jičín and where nationalized as TONAK after WWII. The Hückel and Peschel famalies ended up in Germany where they opened factories while the Böhm family opened a factory in Austria.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 01:54 PM

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 10:03 PM

1930s Hückel promo mirror.

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 03:08 PM

This J. Hückel´s Söhne Hutfabrik (Neutitschein, Austria) post card is from 1908. This factory is now TONAK (Nový Jičín, Czech Republic) and the world's oldest.

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 04:01 PM

This is the first one I have seen available labeled J. Hückel´s Söhne and probably pre WWI. Also the first I have seen made in Wien (Vienna).

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The liner is removable and there is also a company logo on the felt.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 08:35 PM

This Fritz Hückel velour belongs to RLK on the FL. He said it had been used as a pin cushion! I am thinking mid to late 50s.

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 10:50 PM

1930s gray Hückel Superior Crystall Velour, size 54cm. This velour is a higher grade than my black Hückel Seal Velour and similar to my black Hückel Sigma Velour. It has a similar sweatband and hanging cord as my other two Hückel Superiors (not velours) and is in very good condition. The bow work is unique and it doesn't have a country of origin.

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I found some information on Lorenz Jungwirth of Waging a. See, Bavaria who was the owner of the hat.

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The first Waging team of TSV in 1932 from left: Louis Penninger, Franz Waldherr, Josef Bauer, Lorenz Jungwirth, Dusi Fischer, Franz (Pauli) Waldherr, Hans Kronbichler; Josef Krieger, Hans Weth, Anton Schmid, Louis Feil

Corporal Lorenz Jungwirth
born 1911 Waging
22/07/1941, 30J. Russia

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 11:22 PM

This one belongs to RLK (Robert)on the FL. "No sweatband but otherwise in good but dusty condition. Has the exterior baste-stitches along the top edge of the hatband. A short hair velour like the Borsalino XXX." I am thinking late 60s.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 03:22 PM

This is Johann Hückel´s Söhne Special that belonged to Dinerman on the FL. Probably 1930s or older.


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Posted 11 July 2010 - 04:18 PM

Here is a Nový Jičín Museum booklet (the first part is ladies hat companies) with info (in Czech) and photos of Hückel, Peschel and Brüder Böhm operations. I have never seen (although some of the hats above could be) a Peschel or Brüder Böhm that was made in Nový Jičín. They are beyond rare.

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