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#1809 Rockel Hutfabrik

Posted by habigman on Yesterday, 09:26 PM in German Hat Companies

"Echter Rockel Hut" Rockel Alsfeld, Kraemer & Van Elsberg, G.M.B.H. Köln probably late 1920s or 1930s.  I really like marketing / sales items like this placard.  The placard has an patented enamel coating and a unique folding stand.  Kraemer & Van Elsberg, G.M.B.H. Köln were known for such enamel placards.  I also really like the Rockel logo and "Echter Rockel Hut" typography.
 
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This placard is covered with Simili-Enamel. D.R. Patent. Often cleaning with a soft, damp cloth gives the placard its original appearance. Kraemer & van Elsberg, G.rn.b.H., Cologne
 
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#1808 K&R Lembert Hutfabrik

Posted by habigman on Yesterday, 08:32 PM in German Hat Companies

Lembert "Extra", 58cm probably later 1950s early 1960s.  The brim has massive flange which is interesting.  The interior is very soiled so not so appealing but I like the form.  :)
 
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#1807 H. Pohl Leipzig Cardboard Factory for Hat, Caps

Posted by habigman on 14 September 2017 - 12:11 AM in German Hat Companies

HutHase (Hat Hare) Dresden Chemnitz Leipzig, H. Pohl Leipzig W-31 "Silka Carton D.R.G.N."

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J. Hückel ´s Söhne "Flexible" "Seal Velour" made for HutHase (the case was most likely made for a Silk Top Hat)

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#1806 H. Pohl Leipzig Cardboard Factory for Hat, Caps

Posted by habigman on 14 September 2017 - 12:09 AM in German Hat Companies

H. Pohl Advertisement (Dehazet Supplier Directory For The Entire Hat Industry And Related Businesses, 1928)

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H. Pohl Advertisments (Deutsche Hutmacher-Zeitung / German Hatmaker News, 1913)

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#1805 R&M Wegener Hutfabrik

Posted by habigman on 09 September 2017 - 09:21 PM in German Hat Companies

Wegener "Seal", 60 cm, Open Crown 6 inches, Brim 2 1/2 inches probably mid 1950s. I don't believe this one had a liner so missing the crown patch. The Felt is a very nice Gray color with a fantastic Chamois finish.

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Here are a couple photos of me wearing it outside. I think it looks better in sun light.

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#1804 Milz & Co. Lindenberg I/Allgäu (Bayern) Strohhut Fabrik

Posted by habigman on 08 September 2017 - 06:21 PM in German Hat Companies

Milz & Co. Lindenberg I/Allgäu (Bayern) Strohhut Fabrik (Straw Hat Factory) Dampfbetrieb u. Elektr. Kraftanlagen (Steam and Electric Power Plants), May 12, 1915. Mayser Ulm purchased the company in 1929 and it became known as Mayser Milz & Co. where they made Straw and Soft Felt Hats. Lindenberg was one of the Straw Hat making centers of Germany. Mayser Hat headquarters was moved to Lindenberg in the early 1990s after the closure of Mayser Ulm.

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#1803 Mayser Hutfabrik

Posted by habigman on 08 September 2017 - 06:20 PM in German Hat Companies

Milz & Co. Lindenberg I/Allgäu (Bayern) Strohhut Fabrik (Straw Hat Factory) Dampfbetrieb u. Elektr. Kraftanlagen (Steam and Electric Power Plants), May 12, 1915. Mayser Ulm purchased the company in 1929 and it became known as Mayser Milz & Co. where they made Straw and Soft Felt Hats. Lindenberg was one of the Straw Hat making centers of Germany. Mayser Hat headquarters was moved to Lindenberg in the early 1990s after the closure of Mayser Ulm.
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#1802 Borsalino (German Market)

Posted by habigman on 08 September 2017 - 03:58 PM in German Hat Companies

Echter Borsalino, French Point 6, Date Stamped November 1952. This Homburg belongs to MeanEyeMatt on the FL.

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#1801 Mayser Hutfabrik

Posted by habigman on 01 September 2017 - 12:18 PM in German Hat Companies

Mayser "Spezial", 58cm probably late 1950s early 1960s.  This one belongs to NewJack on the FL.
 
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#1800 C. G. Wilke Hutfabrik Guben

Posted by habigman on 29 August 2017 - 05:21 AM in German Hat Companies

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1918-1929 , Panorama of CG Wilke.

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#1799 Anton Fischer, Guben

Posted by habigman on 29 August 2017 - 05:15 AM in German Hat Companies

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1910-1920 , Another hats factory - Anton Fischer Haar- und Velourhut-Fabrik. The 1915 guide indicates that its location on Uferstraße 26, the buildings on the street side have been completely rebuilt, but the smaller ones (inner ones) overlap with the existing "Achenbach" visible on the right.

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#1798 Anton Fischer, Guben

Posted by habigman on 29 August 2017 - 04:41 AM in German Hat Companies


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IDENTIFIER UM22784
PART OF COLLECTION Upplandsmuseets samlingar
OWNER OF COLLECTION Upplandsmuseet
INSTITUTION Upplandsmuseet
DIMU-CODE 011023871353
UUID AB8780A3-6578-42B3-A49F-EEDA6528A219



#1797 Albert Funk Hutfabrik Bamberg / Bamberger Haarhutfabrik post 1922

Posted by habigman on 28 August 2017 - 06:15 PM in German Hat Companies

Albert Funk Hut=Fabrik Bamberg, paper bag, probably early 1900s. I received this last week. The bag appears to have never been used.

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Albert Funk Hutfabrik became Bamberger Haarhutfabrik in 1922 so the paper bag has to predate 1922.

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"Dehazet Supplier Directory For The Entire Hat Industry And Related Businesses" (1928)

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#1796 Mayser Hutfabrik

Posted by habigman on 26 August 2017 - 08:17 PM in German Hat Companies

Mayser's Hutfabrik G. M. B. H. Ulm A./D., Erste Haarhutfabrik Deutschlands (First Fur Felt Hat Factory in Germany), Stammhaus gegr. 1800 (Founded 1800.).  Post marked, December 5, 1923.
 
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Mir fehlt ein Mayser Hut (I'm missing a Mayser Hat), Fabrik a /D. (Factory Ulm on the Danube), Cliché zur Verfügung. (Picture is Available.), Unser Plakat. (Our Placard.), Gesetzlich geschützt. (Protected by Law.).
 
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This is a recent arrival.  I like that the "Mir fehlt ein Mayser Hut (I'm missing a Mayser Hat), Fabrik a /D." advertisement is on the backside of the envelop.



#1795 Peschel Hutfabrik

Posted by habigman on 21 August 2017 - 10:09 PM in Austrian Hat Companies

A. Peschel  Dinkelsbühl "Chevret", 55cm probably late 1950s early 1960s.  This one belongs to Stefan (Steur) of the FL.

 

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#1794 Johann Hückel´s Söhne - Hückel Hutfabrik Weilheim

Posted by habigman on 18 August 2017 - 08:37 PM in Austrian Hat Companies

J. Hückel ´s Söhne "Flexible" "Seal Velour", measures 58cm, Crown Open 5 1/2 inches, Brim 2 1/4 inches, probably later 1930s. The Velour on this one is fantastic (molds like clay) and in perfect condition. The color is a Dark Chocolate Brown that absorbs all light so very difficult to photograph. This hat had a Crease Clip because you can see the deep crease is still present in the Crown. Also a very interesting liner that coordinates with the felt color. I couldn't locate a paper label but might be farther up into the crown. What is interesting is that I have J. Hückel ´s Söhne Promo Pocket Mirror from Huthase (from the same time period) with a similar style hat (Color, Form). I am very much looking forward to wearing this hat when cooler temperatures arrive.

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#1793 Hch. Klipper & Comp. Offenbach a. M.

Posted by habigman on 14 August 2017 - 05:36 PM in German Hat Companies

Continued.

Bob had to remove the liner and discovered some writing on the top and sides of the liner (also on the sweatband).

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I decided to investigate and I received the following information from Florian Hardwig of TypeDraws.com History of Typography forum. Florian, Thank you for this great information!

>I am a collector of German and Austrian vintage hats. I have an old Melone/Bowler hat and the following writing was found on the back of the liner.
I don’t see how the script could help with the dating. The first image includes a line saying “R. 1857”, but that doesn’t tell us much.
The sign on the inside is more revealing: “H[einri]ch Klipper Offenbach, a.M.” is in Behrens-Schrift, a typeface that was first cast by the Rudhard’sche Gießerei in 1901. The sign can’t be any older than that. Behrens-Schrift was immensely popular in the first and second decade of the 20th century, but it’s impossible to rule out a later date.

>Do you think the 22 1/2 might be Zoll?
That sounds plausible to me. I don’t know about hats in particular, but at least in some areas, Zoll remained a common unit until deep into the 20th century.

Also what about the single letter on the inside of the sweatband?
No Fraktur, but rather a bold Antiqua with ball terminals, as it was common in the time and period, cf. this piece of fascia lettering from Heidelberg. It could be either a ‘J’ with a spur, or bifurcated base (as in a Tuscan), or simply a minuscule ‘r’. A wild guess: Would the manufacturer have felt the need to denote the right-hand (rechts) side?

>Do you have any idea why "Extra Quality" was used on the liner? In most cases you see "Extra Qualität" (see below). Could this be time specific?
I assume the English spelling was chosen because it appears underneath the royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom.

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#1792 Windsor Trademark

Posted by habigman on 11 August 2017 - 05:45 PM in German Hat Companies

Windsor, probably late 1950s, size 59cm. Not sure what German hat company made this hat but it's a very nice one and in great condition. Really like the pleated ribbon and bow treatment.

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#1791 Gärner Wien Hutfabrik

Posted by habigman on 03 August 2017 - 05:03 PM in Austrian Hat Companies

Gärner Hüte Wien "Record" Manufactured by J. Heinr. Ita Wien, 59cm, Real Fur Felt probably 1930s or 1940s. I assume Gärner Hüte Wien is the same as Gärner Wien who also made their own hats. I have an earlier Gärner Wien Wool Stiff Felt. The paper label has a "U.F." which doesn't point to J. Heinr. Ita Wien so could be a Gärner Hüte Wien label. I couldn't find any company that matches those initials. The "F" could be Fabrik (Factory) but no guess yet regarding the "U". I really like form of this one and also the ribbon with + bow design.

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#1790 Hch. Klipper & Comp. Offenbach a. M.

Posted by habigman on 02 August 2017 - 01:54 PM in German Hat Companies

Hch. Klipper Offenbach a. M. "Extra Quality" early 1900s. I posted this old German Stiff Felt a few months ago. I took a real liking to it but the ribbon was damaged so I decided to buy some Mokuba (Japan) Silk ribbon which turned out to be a good match. I contacted Bob at Black Sheep Hat Works (BSHW) and he graciously accepted to install the new ribbon / bow. Unfortunately when the Stiff Felt arrived at BSHW the box had been crushed and the Stiff Felt had major crown dents. Bob did a masterful job of fixing the dents, cleaning up the felt and installing the new ribbon / bow. The bow design matches the original so of the time period. A big Thank You to Bob!

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This is the original damaged ribbon / bow that Bob replaced.

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Shipping damage and Bob's repair of the crown dents.

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#1789 Mayser Hutfabrik

Posted by habigman on 02 August 2017 - 05:09 AM in German Hat Companies

Mayser "Flaum", 59cm 5 3/8 open crown, 2 1/2 inch over-welted brim, nice medium gray, excellent hand to the felt, probably later 1950s. This fantastic hat belongs to New Jack on the FL.

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#1788 Dermotta Wien

Posted by habigman on 01 August 2017 - 06:58 PM in Austrian Hat Companies

Leopold Dermotta Wien, 59cm probably early to mid 1950s. Leopold Dermotta Wien hats are hard to find. I have only come across post WWII Homburg style hats in my size range and they are all very high quality. I really like the high side dents this one came with and it's in very good condition.

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#1787 J. Heinr. (Heinrich) ITA Hutfabrik

Posted by habigman on 31 July 2017 - 11:17 PM in Austrian Hat Companies

Thanks to Celia on the FL!

I was looking into this some more, and realized there was J Heinrich Ita in Vienna, but also the Ita hat factory in Amstetten (as in the display I posted a picture of). I was not sure whether they were actually related so I did some digging while I couldn't sleep.

The hat factory in Amstetten was founded by the Englishman Thomas Gramlick in 1908 in an existing mill. He then sold it on to Vinzenz Nobel in 1911, and 5 years later it came into the hands of Gustav and Ludwig Ita. On the obituary notice on Steve's site I saw they were J. heinrich Jta's children, so there is the link I was looking for! In 1919 Heinrich Ita (the grandson I assume) is in charge of the factory and he expands it enormously, making it one of Amstetten's most important businesses. By the beginning of the 1930s the company employed 900 workers in day and night Shifts, with almost all of the output being exported to England, until export to the UK became difficult and had to be halted due to the political situation in the lead up to WWII.

After the war the company's fate changed, although many women from Amstetten still found employment in the hat factory in the post war period. However, in the end the company folded, and the outdated factory building and site were sold to the German garment company Bücking and the municipality of Amstetten.

Source of this information (in German): http://heimatforschu...pping-city.html

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Women at work in the factory, 14 june 1949
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Entrance to the factory, named Breitmühle after the previous owners of the mill Anton and Katharina Breit (before it was a hat factory), also 14 june 1949

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Both men's and women's hats in the shop window, as well as suits. Linz, 1950.

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#1786 C. G. Wilke Hutfabrik Guben

Posted by habigman on 31 July 2017 - 04:42 AM in German Hat Companies

C. G. Wilke Guben photos and documents from the Stadt- und Industriemuseum Guben collection.

C. G. Wilke, 111 Years (1933)

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Time Clock (1920-29)

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Women of the Felting Department (1910)

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Women of the Dressing Department (1920-29)

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Statutes of the company's sickness fund of the hat factory C.G. Wilke in Guben-Druck by the publisher Albert Koenig in Guben. (1914)

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Certificate of the State Insurance Institution Brandenburg by Charlotte Zindler for offsetting at the factory sickness fund of the hat factory C.G. Wilke. (1938)

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At the end of the war in 1945, the company premises and the production facilities of the company C.G. Wilke were destroyed or severely damaged by about 45%. These included the middle building, a warehouse, workshops and the administrative building as well as the private villa of the Wilke family. The last eight weeks of war in February and March 1945, in which Guben was a frontier, brought the economic ruin to the once flourishing and traditional Gubener hat industry. At the end of the Second World War nearly 90% of the historic city center was destroyed. The city resembled a rubble landscape. In the western part of the city about 20% of the building fabric was affected by destruction, including numerous industrial plants.

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Destroyed Villa Wilke in Guben, 1945

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Letterhead C.G. Wilke; Guben, 12/23/1947

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#1785 Ottmar Reich Hutfabrik

Posted by habigman on 27 July 2017 - 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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