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Altenburg, Germany

 

Factory converted to a hotel (Parkhotel).

 

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Altenburg was a major hat manufacturing center up to WWII.

 

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"The Hat Factory "Max Förster" , which specialized in the production of wool and hair hats, was since 1872 in what is now Park Hotel on Great Pond. It was one of the largest factories in Altenburg and produced about 2,400 hats a day (1880). After a modernization of the production, the factory even had its own electric power plant starting in 1888.

 

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Max  Förster "Marke  Förster" "Saturn Pat.", 58cm, Wool, Crown Open 5 1/2 inches, Brim 2 1/4 inches, probably later 1930s. Made by Max Förster Hat Factory Altenburg (Thuringia) so a first for me (as far as I know). The felt is stiff but works well with this type of form and has a very nice color + finish. Also an interesting sweatband finish effect.

 

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  • 5 years later...

Max  Förster "Marke  Förster", "C.", Wool, 57 cm, 144 grams possibly 1930s.  Max Förster Altenburg (Thüringen) was a major hat factory up to WWII.  (Altenburg was a hat making center.)   I only have one other Max Förster and it's a Wool Soft Felt so happy to have found this Stiff Felt.  The seller of this Stiff Felt is located in Altenburg. 

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