habigman Posted August 23, 2009 Report Share Posted August 23, 2009 Founded by Carl Gottlob Wilke in 1822 Guben, Germany. He invented the weather-proof wool hat and was a major contributor in the mechanization of hat making. Wilke manufactured both wool and hare/rabbit felt hats. Wilke was nationalized after WWII and stopped production in the early 1990s. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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