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  1. Well, it only took me five years to really examine this post! Thank you! I found several entires for my great-grandfather, Sigmund Lichtanthal and his sone, Paul. It is ingteresting that there no ad for the company, Lital, considering Sigmund (also called Joachim) was a committee member. I also found a listing for another company at the address of the Lital compnay (Mariahilferstrasse 88a) so now I need to research that!!

  2. It takes me a long time, but eventuallyI get back to work! I finally looked inside the hat per your request. There is no paper label, or any thing else for thatg matter, under the leather band inside the hat. What does that mean? For some reason I was unable to upload a pictire. Even though I compressed them it still says its too big.

  3. I have just resumed researching my great-grandfather's hat company, Lital, in Vienna. I will look into the info on the sweatband ASAP. What other kind of information would be of interest to this group? I have examples of hatboxdes as well as my great-grandfather's awards and patents for various hatboxes. I also have his "Arbeitsbuch" which lists his places of apprenticeship and work in Budapest and Vienna (1892-1899)

  4. 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.


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