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#1785 Ottmar Reich Hutfabrik

Posted by habigman on Today, 04:03 AM in German Hat Companies

Ottmar Reich "Insuperable", French Point 4, 1930s maybe 1920s. This fantastic Kreissäge belongs to Zaleskb on the FL. It has a very unique curved weaved on the crown. Also great model name "Insuperable".

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#1784 C. G. Wilke Hutfabrik Guben

Posted by habigman on 24 July 2017 - 03:49 PM in German Hat Companies

C.G. Wilke, 56cm probably later 1930s. This great looking Velour belongs to Stadt- und Industriemuseum Guben.

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#1783 Berlin-Gubener Hutfabrik

Posted by habigman on 22 July 2017 - 12:39 AM in German Hat Companies

Berlin Gubener Hutfabrik B.G.H., probably 1920s.  This fantastic Melone belongs to Stadt- und Industriemuseum Guben. 
 
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#1782 Johann Hückel´s Söhne - Hückel Hutfabrik Weilheim

Posted by habigman on 20 July 2017 - 03:17 PM in Austrian Hat Companies

J. Hückel´s Söhne Promotional Pocket Mirror probably 1930s.  I thought I had all of these but turns out I don't.  The photos are from a completed Ebay auction.  
 
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#1781 Anton Pichler Hutfabrik, Josef Pitchler & Söhne

Posted by habigman on 19 July 2017 - 09:39 PM in Austrian Hat Companies

Josef Pichler & Söhne, Graz "Velour" made for Dunlap & Co., probably early 1920s maybe older.  This great find was made by Justin on the FL.

 

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#1780 Dermotta Wien

Posted by habigman on 12 July 2017 - 04:32 PM in Austrian Hat Companies

Dermotta Wien, 33 inch x 48 inch Poster, supposedly circa 1945

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#1779 Johann Hückel´s Söhne - Hückel Hutfabrik Weilheim

Posted by habigman on 10 July 2017 - 05:48 PM in Austrian Hat Companies

J. Hückel ´s Söhne Neutitschein, 1901

 

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#1778 Johann Hückel´s Söhne - Hückel Hutfabrik Weilheim

Posted by habigman on 10 July 2017 - 03:17 PM in Austrian Hat Companies

Continued.

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#1777 Johann Hückel´s Söhne - Hückel Hutfabrik Weilheim

Posted by habigman on 10 July 2017 - 03:17 PM in Austrian Hat Companies

J. Hückel´s Söhne Wien "Eureka - Plume", French Point 5 1/4, 117 grams, probably early 1900s. I have never come across a "Eureka" before. The form of this Stiff Felt is really great. The black liner and gold embossing is especially striking. Same with the stylized "Eureka" on the sweatband. Also notice the 1/4 French French Point Size so 5 1/4 would equal 57.5 cm. French Point Sizing was in 1/4 intervals up to WWII. I have only come across Stiff Felts in French 1/4 sizes. A Hat Satchel was included but not original to the hat (Kötzschenbroda is nearby Dresden).

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#1776 Carl Ceschka's Söhne Wien

Posted by habigman on 09 July 2017 - 06:02 AM in Austrian Hat Companies

Carl Ceschka Wien, probably WWII era. This one belongs to Justin on the FL.

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#1775 M. B. W. Hutfabrik

Posted by habigman on 08 July 2017 - 10:21 PM in German Hat Companies

M.W.B. Stolzf. Luxury Velour, Stone Gray, measures 58cm, 2 3/8 inch brim, 5 1/2 inch open crown, very good condition, probably 1930s. I have been looking for one of these shiny gray Velours in my size for a long time. The Velour is really fantastic on this one! I am not familiar with the company initials but I was able to find information on the Berlin store (Leineweber) it was made for.

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Bernward Leineweber, Berlin C Alter Köllnischer Fischmarkt, 1900

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Bernward Leineweber, Berlin C Alter Köllnischer Fischmarkt, 1935

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The building (Derfflingerpalais) was destroyed in 1944 and demolished in 1959.

Das Derfflinger-Haus am Köllnischen Fischmarkt machte der Große Kurfürst seinern erfolgreichen Feldherren zum Geschenk. Das 1567 erbaute zweistöckige Haus baute Nering dem Generalfeldmarschall zu einem dreistöckigen Palais um, das vor der Jahrhundertwende das Bekleidungshaus Leineweber übernahm, Das Haus wurde 1944 zerstört und 1959 abgetragen.

Köllnischer Fischmarkt 4 (Berlin)

http://www.veikkos-a...arkt_4_(Berlin)



#1774 Römer Hut "Antelope", No Company Mark

Posted by habigman on 08 July 2017 - 02:01 PM in German Hat Companies

Römer Hut (Roman Hat) "Antelope", 57cm probably mid 1950s. This hat is machine formed but the Antelope finished felt is very soft. It has a low profile with a bunch of swoop. The paper label doesn't have a company mark. Römer Hut is for the Römer City Hall, Frankurt am Main (see the F on the breast of the eagle in the crest).

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#1773 Johann Hückel´s Söhne - Hückel Hutfabrik Weilheim

Posted by habigman on 06 July 2017 - 06:09 PM in Austrian Hat Companies

Hückel (Weilheim) "Chamois", 57cm, probably mid to late 1950s.  Fantastic felt color / finish and easily dry creases.  Great form and as usual very fine dressing work.  The feather came with the hat and nicely matches with the color of the felt.
 
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#1770 REHFUS - Federleicht

Posted by habigman on 28 June 2017 - 06:58 PM in German Hat Companies

Rehfus & Cie Zephyr, Extra Extra Qualität Stiff Felt probably early 1900s.  It super light at 102 grams which is 13 grams lighter than Manfred's one. This one belongs to Stefan (Steur) on the FL. 

 

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#1769 REHFUS - Federleicht

Posted by habigman on 27 June 2017 - 04:46 AM in German Hat Companies

Gesetzlich Geschützt (Registered), Reform Doppel (Double) Ventilator, Rehfus & Cie Zephyr 70 Gramm, Extra Extra Qualität, Leichtester (Lightest) Herrenhut (Men's Hat). This appears to be cut from a document from the early 1900s. Rehfus & Cie made very light weight Stiff Felt Hats.

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Manfred actually had a Rehfus & Cie Zephyr 70 Gramm, Extra Extra Qualität Stiff Felt (see link below) and the total weight was 115 grams so the 70 grams was just the weight of the felt. Regardless 115 grams is super light for a Stiff Felt Hat.

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#1768 "Homburger Hat Story" from "Gut behutet" Hat Museum of Bad...

Posted by habigman on 26 June 2017 - 08:55 PM in General Discussion

PH. Möckel Hutfabrik, Homburg vor der Höhe

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#1767 "Homburger Hat Story" from "Gut behutet" Hat Museum of Bad...

Posted by habigman on 26 June 2017 - 03:07 PM in General Discussion

Continued.

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Meanwhile, we have arrived in the time in which the exclusive atmosphere of the world-famous health resort created a particularly positive climate for the production and the paragraph(sale) of elegant hats full of quality. Illustre guests, known and unknown, young and old appear well protected on old photos always " " (Fig. 7). The factory contemporary fashionably and technically belonged to the sights of the city. The prince of Wales z B - as an Edward VII late English king - insisted on visiting the factory with his frequent stays at a health resort in Homburg. He was considered as fashionably leading, according to his model the elegant man's world orientated itself. With his nephew, the later emperor Wilhelm II, he had seen a hat which inspired him.

Of that become green " court hunt uniform hat ", a hat with high, obliquely running up head and laterally of rolled up brim, produced naturally with "Möckel", it can be created in a more civilian and elegant version in gray felt. This comfortable, light(easy) and casual hat pushed at least in Homburg and in the surroundings of the fashionably leading prince - cylinder and Bowler, the previous favorites on man's mains, to the border (Fig. 8). Under the name "Real Homburg Hats " it brought to its producers new fame and patents as court suppliers of the English and Prussian Royal houses. But for quality and ease speaking logo of the firm (Fig. 9), the pigeon with the hat in the beak, not only the quality of the most famous product characterized. For a long time big outlets had opened far beyond the borders for "Möckel Hats".

Fig. 6: Workforce of the company Möckel, 1890. Photo Coll. E. Möckel, Iserlohn. In the middle of their workers the then bosses, Philipp and Heinrich Möckel.

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Fig. 7: Society in front of Elisabethen Fountain, photo around 1897, Museum Bad Homburg. Young and old is "well hatted". Many men wear the "Homburg Hat".

In 1881, hats were delivered to Switzerland, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Greece, South America, Asia and Australia. August Möckel, one of the sons of Philip, had opened up overseas markets and established a branch in Manila in the course of years in Asia. He died in 1887, only 32 years. His brother Heinrich, who had been a shareholder since 1876 and owner of the company since 1894, was also to witness the decline of the company,

Up to the First World War the company expanded to 120 to 130 employees, war time and inflation could be surpassed, in the twenties the production even doubled.

The number of employees rose to about 250. However, overseas trade had already fallen sharply as a result of customs measures, as the global economic crisis brought the domestic market to a standstill after 1929. Who bought a new hat in the face of mass unemployment, poverty and misery? In June 1931, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary - a celebration was canceled. An article in the German Hat Maker Newspaper (No. 25, June, 63, June 1931) is optimistic, but the necessity of "adapting to the present conditions of time" and of the tradition and the claim of cheaper hats, to produce.

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Fig. 8: The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII of England and other famous bathers in Homburg around 1890. Photo Museum Bad Homburg. The "Homburg Hat", which the fashionable Prince had raised from the baptism, pushed the cylinder and bowler, the previous favorites on men's heads, in the truest sense of the word to the side.

At the end of that year, on the 31st of December, 1931, the Möckel hat factory had to stop production. Wilhelm Möckel, a son and a shareholder of Heinrich Möckel, worked for a while at a hat-house at Louisenstraße 103. The "Homburg Hat" survived his birthplace, and he was still produced in smaller factories in Bad Homburg and Friedrichsdorf. Today, it is part of the repertoire of the large hat factories. An investigation carried out in 1969 by the "Hat and Cap" in the Rhineland revealed that "Homburg" accounted for 10% of sales in the men's hat business.

Fig. 9: Signet from the letterhead of the company Möckel, 1926, Museum Bad Homburg. The dove with the hat in the beak speaks for the particular lightness of the "Möckel-hats".

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Fig. 10: Two "Homburg Hats" from the collection of the Museum Bad Homburg, the old form until 1914, the new form on the right, and the hat of the former Federal Chancellor Dr. Konrad Adenauer.

In its more than 100-year history, it has slightly changed its form and image: its crown is slightly lower and no longer has as much taper. Instead of the original gray, black is the preferred color.

If it was originally a light, casual hat which fitted with the walk on the promenade, in the health-resort gardens and to the fountains absolutely in the society(company) sporting "Canotiers", the "Boater", now it is the classic hat for official and solemn occasions with which preferably diplomats and politician's mains are coy (Fig. 10).

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#1766 "Homburger Hat Story" from "Gut behutet" Hat Museum of Bad...

Posted by habigman on 26 June 2017 - 03:06 PM in General Discussion

"Gut behutet" Hat Museum of Bad Homburg v. d. Höhe (1985). I picked up this pamphlet back when I first visited the museum in January of 2016. The following is the section on the Homburg Hat and the company (PH. Möckel Hutfabrik, Homburg vor der Höhe) that first produced it for Edward Prince of Wales. This information is probably more accurate than what has been reported else where so worth taking a look at.

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Homburger Hat Story

Since 1960, the Museum, which depicts Homburg's history, has been associated with a special "Hutmuseum." Friedrich Fuhrmann, who has guided the museum since 1949 under difficult circumstances, has "groomed" and increased its stocks : Finally, the name "Homburg" has a worldwide reputation - think of one to the spa town, so the others to the famous hat, the "Homburg".

In the eighties of the previous year. One hundred years ago, this hat, which had become a classic, had been produced for the first time in the Homburger Hat Factory Möckel and had not been successful in its success, but it was considerably increased.

The Homburger hat story is therefore mainly the history of the company Möckel. Although the textile sector, animated by the Huguenot and Waldensian immigrants in the 17th and 18th centuries, was an important economic activity in the city and the country, the hat makers had not yet played a role beyond the borders.

The company Möckel had already been founded in 1806 by Johann Georg Möckel (fig. 1). In 1807 he moved into Dorotheenstraße 8 and existed until the end of 1931. The father and uncle of Johann Georg had already been hat-makers Nothing contradicts the fact that they did their trade in the same modest style as other Homburger hat makers did. Johann Georg Möckel began with 6 to 8 journeymen in a relatively large style. He had had a thorough training in the technically and fashionably leading foreign countries, especially in France.

Fig. 1: Johann Philipp Möckel (1784 -1867), photo museum Bad Homburg. He had founded the company in 1806.

Fig. 2: Johann Philipp Möckel (1821-1894), photo museum Bad Homburg. He developed the factory instead of the modern factory.

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Fig. 3: Conrad Wolff, view of Homburg, watercolor around 1820, Museum Bad Homburg. Homburg looked like this at the time the company was founded. You can see the castle, the old town and the new town.

Although the time for the young company was not necessarily favorable, the Napoleonic Wars had a lot of land, which was always in need cost. In 1806 the relative sovereignty was lost. The city (Fig. 3) did not have much more than 3,000 inhabitants (1821 it should be 3475). But the company thrived. Johann Georg's son, Jr. Philipp (fig. 2), before taking over the company in 1846, looked thoroughly in the rest of the world (the nearer began already after a few kilometers). It was the time of all the essential inventions in the field of mechanization of hat production, which had hitherto been an extremely complicated, protracted and, in some cases, a health-damaging process of manual labor.

Special machines, blowing machines, walkers and special sewing machines had been found and already in use in France, Saxony and Belgium. Philipp Möckel stayed on sightseeing trips, To the great and festive productions of technical optimism the world exhibitions - on the runed and bought in rapid, almost yearly succession, what came on the market. He had other things done. The steam engine, which was set up in 1856 to drive the new machines, was the first ever in Homburg.
The craft business had become a modern factory (Fig. 4). The number of employees rose to about 100 in 1890 (Figures 5 and 6), almost half of whom were women. The textile and clothing industry was at that time one of the branches in which an above-average number of women were employed. At "Möckel" they worked - as in today's

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Fig. 4: Hat factory Möckel, title page of the "German Hat Maker Newspaper", June 1931. In the course of the 19th century, the factory had expanded from the main building in Dorotheenstraße towards Louisenstraße.

At "Möckel" they worked - as in today's hat factories - mainly in the staffing workshop, where the shaped and dressed hats are provided with lining, ribbons and jewelery. Her male colleagues, sought-after, and certainly self-confident experts, had joined together in a "fraternity".

It was a self-help organization, In 1872, agreed with Philipp Möckel on the establishment of a "disability-sickness and funeral fund for the disabled" in order to provide the workers who were unsecured in emergencies in a manner adopted by other Hessian hat factories.

Fig. 5: Workforce of the company Möckel, 1890. Photo Coll. E. Möckel, Iserlohn. The women from the staffing workshop.



#1765 PH. Möckel Hutfabrik, Homburg vor der Höhe

Posted by habigman on 26 June 2017 - 03:03 PM in German Hat Companies

Continued.

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Meanwhile, we have arrived in the time in which the exclusive atmosphere of the world-famous health resort created a particularly positive climate for the production and the paragraph(sale) of elegant hats full of quality. Illustre guests, known and unknown, young and old appear well protected on old photos always " " (Fig. 7). The factory contemporary fashionably and technically belonged to the sights of the city. The prince of Wales z B - as an Edward VII late English king - insisted on visiting the factory with his frequent stays at a health resort in Homburg. He was considered as fashionably leading, according to his model the elegant man's world orientated itself. With his nephew, the later emperor Wilhelm II, he had seen a hat which inspired him.

Of that become green " court hunt uniform hat ", a hat with high, obliquely running up head and laterally of rolled up brim, produced naturally with "Möckel", it can be created in a more civilian and elegant version in gray felt. This comfortable, light(easy) and casual hat pushed at least in Homburg and in the surroundings of the fashionably leading prince - cylinder and Bowler, the previous favorites on man's mains, to the border (Fig. 8). Under the name "Real Homburg Hats " it brought to its producers new fame and patents as court suppliers of the English and Prussian Royal houses. But for quality and ease speaking logo of the firm (Fig. 9), the pigeon with the hat in the beak, not only the quality of the most famous product characterized. For a long time big outlets had opened far beyond the borders for "Möckel Hats".

Fig. 6: Workforce of the company Möckel, 1890. Photo Coll. E. Möckel, Iserlohn. In the middle of their workers the then bosses, Philipp and Heinrich Möckel.

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Fig. 7: Society in front of Elisabethen Fountain, photo around 1897, Museum Bad Homburg. Young and old is "well hatted". Many men wear the "Homburg Hat".

In 1881, hats were delivered to Switzerland, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Greece, South America, Asia and Australia. August Möckel, one of the sons of Philip, had opened up overseas markets and established a branch in Manila in the course of years in Asia. He died in 1887, only 32 years. His brother Heinrich, who had been a shareholder since 1876 and owner of the company since 1894, was also to witness the decline of the company,

Up to the First World War the company expanded to 120 to 130 employees, war time and inflation could be surpassed, in the twenties the production even doubled.

The number of employees rose to about 250. However, overseas trade had already fallen sharply as a result of customs measures, as the global economic crisis brought the domestic market to a standstill after 1929. Who bought a new hat in the face of mass unemployment, poverty and misery? In June 1931, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary - a celebration was canceled. An article in the German Hat Maker Newspaper (No. 25, June, 63, June 1931) is optimistic, but the necessity of "adapting to the present conditions of time" and of the tradition and the claim of cheaper hats, to produce.

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Fig. 8: The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII of England and other famous bathers in Homburg around 1890. Photo Museum Bad Homburg. The "Homburg Hat", which the fashionable Prince had raised from the baptism, pushed the cylinder and bowler, the previous favorites on men's heads, in the truest sense of the word to the side.

At the end of that year, on the 31st of December, 1931, the Möckel hat factory had to stop production. Wilhelm Möckel, a son and a shareholder of Heinrich Möckel, worked for a while at a hat-house at Louisenstraße 103. The "Homburg Hat" survived his birthplace, and he was still produced in smaller factories in Bad Homburg and Friedrichsdorf. Today, it is part of the repertoire of the large hat factories. An investigation carried out in 1969 by the "Hat and Cap" in the Rhineland revealed that "Homburg" accounted for 10% of sales in the men's hat business.

Fig. 9: Signet from the letterhead of the company Möckel, 1926, Museum Bad Homburg. The dove with the hat in the beak speaks for the particular lightness of the "Möckel-hats".

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Fig. 10: Two "Homburg Hats" from the collection of the Museum Bad Homburg, the old form until 1914, the new form on the right, and the hat of the former Federal Chancellor Dr. Konrad Adenauer.

In its more than 100-year history, it has slightly changed its form and image: its crown is slightly lower and no longer has as much taper. Instead of the original gray, black is the preferred color.

If it was originally a light, casual hat which fitted with the walk on the promenade, in the health-resort gardens and to the fountains absolutely in the society(company) sporting "Canotiers", the "Boater", now it is the classic hat for official and solemn occasions with which preferably diplomats and politician's mains are coy (Fig. 10).

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#1764 PH. Möckel Hutfabrik, Homburg vor der Höhe

Posted by habigman on 26 June 2017 - 03:03 PM in German Hat Companies

"Gut behutet" Hat Museum of Bad Homburg v. d. Höhe (1985). I picked up this pamphlet back when I first visited the museum in January of 2016. The following is the section on the Homburg Hat and the company (PH. Möckel Hutfabrik, Homburg vor der Höhe) that first produced it for Edward Prince of Wales. This information is probably more accurate than what has been reported else where so worth taking a look at.

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Homburger Hat Story

Since 1960, the Museum, which depicts Homburg's history, has been associated with a special "Hutmuseum." Friedrich Fuhrmann, who has guided the museum since 1949 under difficult circumstances, has "groomed" and increased its stocks : Finally, the name "Homburg" has a worldwide reputation - think of one to the spa town, so the others to the famous hat, the "Homburg".

In the eighties of the previous year. One hundred years ago, this hat, which had become a classic, had been produced for the first time in the Homburger Hat Factory Möckel and had not been successful in its success, but it was considerably increased.

The Homburger hat story is therefore mainly the history of the company Möckel. Although the textile sector, animated by the Huguenot and Waldensian immigrants in the 17th and 18th centuries, was an important economic activity in the city and the country, the hat makers had not yet played a role beyond the borders.

The company Möckel had already been founded in 1806 by Johann Georg Möckel (fig. 1). In 1807 he moved into Dorotheenstraße 8 and existed until the end of 1931. The father and uncle of Johann Georg had already been hat-makers Nothing contradicts the fact that they did their trade in the same modest style as other Homburger hat makers did. Johann Georg Möckel began with 6 to 8 journeymen in a relatively large style. He had had a thorough training in the technically and fashionably leading foreign countries, especially in France.

Fig. 1: Johann Philipp Möckel (1784 -1867), photo museum Bad Homburg. He had founded the company in 1806.

Fig. 2: Johann Philipp Möckel (1821-1894), photo museum Bad Homburg. He developed the factory instead of the modern factory.

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Fig. 3: Conrad Wolff, view of Homburg, watercolor around 1820, Museum Bad Homburg. Homburg looked like this at the time the company was founded. You can see the castle, the old town and the new town.

Although the time for the young company was not necessarily favorable, the Napoleonic Wars had a lot of land, which was always in need cost. In 1806 the relative sovereignty was lost. The city (Fig. 3) did not have much more than 3,000 inhabitants (1821 it should be 3475). But the company thrived. Johann Georg's son, Jr. Philipp (fig. 2), before taking over the company in 1846, looked thoroughly in the rest of the world (the nearer began already after a few kilometers). It was the time of all the essential inventions in the field of mechanization of hat production, which had hitherto been an extremely complicated, protracted and, in some cases, a health-damaging process of manual labor.

Special machines, blowing machines, walkers and special sewing machines had been found and already in use in France, Saxony and Belgium. Philipp Möckel stayed on sightseeing trips, To the great and festive productions of technical optimism the world exhibitions - on the runed and bought in rapid, almost yearly succession, what came on the market. He had other things done. The steam engine, which was set up in 1856 to drive the new machines, was the first ever in Homburg.
The craft business had become a modern factory (Fig. 4). The number of employees rose to about 100 in 1890 (Figures 5 and 6), almost half of whom were women. The textile and clothing industry was at that time one of the branches in which an above-average number of women were employed. At "Möckel" they worked - as in today's

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Fig. 4: Hat factory Möckel, title page of the "German Hat Maker Newspaper", June 1931. In the course of the 19th century, the factory had expanded from the main building in Dorotheenstraße towards Louisenstraße.

At "Möckel" they worked - as in today's hat factories - mainly in the staffing workshop, where the shaped and dressed hats are provided with lining, ribbons and jewelery. Her male colleagues, sought-after, and certainly self-confident experts, had joined together in a "fraternity".

It was a self-help organization, In 1872, agreed with Philipp Möckel on the establishment of a "disability-sickness and funeral fund for the disabled" in order to provide the workers who were unsecured in emergencies in a manner adopted by other Hessian hat factories.

Fig. 5: Workforce of the company Möckel, 1890. Photo Coll. E. Möckel, Iserlohn. The women from the staffing workshop.



#1763 K&R Lembert Hutfabrik

Posted by habigman on 25 June 2017 - 08:57 AM in German Hat Companies

K. & R. Lembert Woll-Hutfabrik Augsburg., February 24, 1906, Receipt

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#1762 Resolut Homburger Hutfabrik

Posted by habigman on 21 June 2017 - 10:26 PM in German Hat Companies

Resolut Homburger Hutfabrik "Stra?d ", 58cm, Crown Open 5 1/2 inches, Brim 2 3/4 inches, probably mid 1950s. This is my first Resolut Homburger Hutfabrik find. I saw a few in the Gotisches Haus (Gothic House) Bad Homburg archives. Resolut Homburger Hutfabrik was in Köppern near by Homburg vor der Höhe (Bad Homburg). The felt is really great. It's of a heavier weight but easily dry creases. The form and construction are fantastic. Not sure what the fourth letter is in the quality type "Qual. Stra?d".

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#1761 Ottmar Reich Hutfabrik

Posted by habigman on 17 June 2017 - 08:19 PM in German Hat Companies

Ottmar Reich (Lindenberg), 58cm, Crown Open 5 1/2 inches, Brim 2 1/2 inches, probably late 1950s early 1960s. I am not really sure what to make of this one because it has the feel of an older hat. The felt is really fantastic and easily dry creases. It's very well made with high quality components. The paper label is hand written which is strange and liner is glued in (could have been altered?). The Ottmar Reich Soft Felts I have come across are of a later time period so nothing to compare it to. Ottmar Reich was best known for Straw Boater Hats but started making Soft Felt hats in the late 1920s.

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#1760 Museo dell’Arte del Cappello di Ghiffa, Panizza Velour Production

Posted by habigman on 15 June 2017 - 04:06 PM in General Discussion

Continued.

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Clipping / Shearing Machine

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#1759 Hch. Klipper & Comp. Offenbach a. M.

Posted by habigman on 15 June 2017 - 01:42 PM in German Hat Companies

Henrich Klipper Offenbach a. M.

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Store Front probably 1930s

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City Directory, 1937-1938

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100 Year Anniversary Store Front (1958), Copyright Felix Trejtnar

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Echter Borsalino Display

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Store Front 1950s, Copyright Felix Trejtnar

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100 Years Hat Klipper (04/01/1958)

A well-known Offenbach specialty store for men's hats, Heinrich Klipper, Frankfurter Straße 5, celebrates its 100th anniversary today. The furrier and captain Heinrich Klipper .., from Mühlheim founded 1858 in the Offenbacher Schloßstrasse a fur and hats shop. Mr Klipper was a lively business man with a keen eye for the development of the men's fashion: very soon he changed his business into a special shop for men's hats and caps.

The company picked up a strong upturn, and an expansion of the business premises was necessary after a short time. Mr. Klipper moved his company more into the city center and finally opened a new shop - Frankfurter Strasse 5 - shortly before the turn of the century. In 1909 he handed over the company of his daughter Meta Klipper, the current owner. Fraulein Klipper had spent two years at the Handelsschule before the takeover of the company and then trained herself practically. Through good and hard times Fraulein Klipper led the company. Especially in the Second World War, she had to overcome many difficulties, and after the end of the war it was necessary to remove the war damage that had arisen. The owner took the opportunity to have the sales rooms modernized according to the given possibilities. Even today, it is the name of the company and is popular and popular in many old Offenbach families. Hearty congratulations to the anniversary!

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Closeout Sale (Saturday November 20, 1965)

After 108 years we leave the new design of the inner city and close our hat store.

We are selling our large stock in men's hats and caps of the first brands at very low prices.

Hat Store Heinrich Klipper

Offenbach / Main, Frankfurter Straße 5

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Business Opening

By this I allow myself the devoted display that I am at the local place

Frankfusterstrasse 5, close to Market

A complete and rich stock in

Felt, Silk and Straw Hats

For men, boys and children, at very moderate but fixed prices.
It will be my eagerest endeavor to always lead the most recent and most fanciful in all qualities and if necessary I consider myself highly recommended.

H. Klipper,
Frankfusterstrasse 5, close to Market
Offenbach a.M., April 2, 1892

H. Klipper Timeline (Elke Leber)

Hat shop Hch. I can confirm the Klipper in Frankfurter Strasse;
The entries in the trade registers are, however, contradictory on the founding date (this must be for a new location, S. Heck)

Heinrich Klipper started on the 4th of April 1892 as a furrier with a shop and a hatter in Frankfurter Straße 5. He was also the owner of the property.

As of March 31, 1913, the business was run by Heinrich August Klipper and Meta Auguste Klipper (daughter), from April 4, 1914, Meta Auguste Klipper is the sole owner.

In a later business card "canceled plants until 1969" is indicated as founding date 1858.

From 1.12.1946, Meta Auguste Klipper expands its assortment with gift items and toys. It runs the business until 4.6.1963. The commercial register writes that due to the succession of the company the company goes over to Elisabeth Jung. She leads the retail trade with hats and hats until 31.12.1965.

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I received this fantastic information from the lady (Elke) who sold the following H. Klipper Stiff Felt Hat (belonged to her GGF) to me.

http://germanaustria...-offenbach-a-m/

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