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Altenburg, Germany


Factory converted to a hotel (Parkhotel).




Altenburg was a major hat manufacturing center up to WWII.




"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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Förster "Saturn Pat.", 58cm, Wool, Crown Open 5 1/2 inches, Brim 2 1/4 inches, probably later 1930s. I believe this one was 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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