habigman Posted May 12, 2014 Author Report Share Posted May 12, 2014 It appears hats sold into the German market after WWI were made in or shipped from this factory due to import tariffs / restrictions (not sure how long this lasted) on hats produced in Czechoslovakia (Austria up WWI). The factory at the top of the document is the main factory in Neutitschein (Novy Jicin, Czechoslovakia, became TONAK after WWII). The factory at the bottom of the document is the Ratibor factory. They also had factories / operations in Skoczów, Poland (PolkaP) and Vienna, Austria. J. Hückel's Söhne was the largest hat company in Europe. Rough Translation J. Hückel's Söhne Hat Factory Ratibor, Silesia, Germany (1925) The ' hat factory J. Hückel's sons , Ratibor , is a foundation of the German market also best- known house. J. Hückel's sons , Neutitschein , Czechoslovakia. The motives which have led to the construction of a factory on German soil are best characterized by the position of the German market in the postwar period. That have occurred with the reparations import disabilities were calculated to make almost impossible the Neutitscheiner factory to operate the decades loyal customers , and so probably had or could but just a factory on German soil alone offer the guarantee to continue the German Hat market play a leading role . It probably belongs to the founding story of the young factory when those data are reported briefly that address also the parent company and its origination. The establishment of the Neutitscheiner house dates back to the 1799 return , in which the former Hatter Johann Nepomuk Hückel , a native of Fulnek in Moravia , in Neutitschein acquired the master rights . In 1811, his brother Augustin, the two brothers followed ouch after Neutitschein , and now operated here for everyone , the Hatter trade . The generation was marked by the old craft custom. In 1836, took over the son of Augustin Hückel, Johann Hückel , the commercial and his father in a storm in 1848 also that his uncle to continue it under the old form unites . The then nascent Austrian hat industry knew nothing of the world market of the dominant foreign competitors customs obtaining units. It was a credit to Johann Hückel, he slowly moved toward also brought the issues of expansion of its production, and the technical perfection of great interest. His three sons August, John and Charles, who had learned and all, the craft of Hatter after the ancient custom, were sent by him into the world to gain experience that should usefully be employed in their own businesses. The result of this pioneering work was because even that Johann Hückel in Austria by establishing a dreipferdigen steam engine transformed its operation as the first in a mechanical in 1865. Thus, the path was broken to rapid further development , and already in 1867 the establishment had to be moved because they proved to be too small compared to the demands placed on them . 1868 I handed Johann Hückel his three sons running the business , but he remained still for long years the most zealous advisers. His merits were recognized as well by awarding the Gold Cross of Merit at the highest point . The now resulting in an area outside the city factory had the necessary expansion possibility , and the circumstances of the time as well as the efficiency of owners had the company rapidly aloft bloom and in a short time a dominant position not only in Austria but also on occupy the world market . The base was created in hard work, and restless it went with all his energy to the development of relations with foreign countries and therefore also to justify the reputation of the company. It will surely meet general interest, when here on the greetings ratios of Neutitscheiner trunk factory, some data are reported that give everyone a clear picture of the development of the company from small beginnings to its present greetings and significance. The factory today covers an area of 48,000 square meters, the factory built-up area of 22,000 square meters, the future for the fabrication into consideration surface 36,000 square meters. The factory employed before the war against 3,000 workers with a daily production of more than 6,000 pieces. As a result of war conditions and the course appearing in the wake of economic distress, the number of workers and the production is significantly decreased, but no 'doubt that entry with more or less normal conditions the old capacity is again can be achieved. Mention will be even that the factory has Tailoring own hair and therefore the raw material making-up even further its own workshops for the production of the necessary professional work, such as metalworking shop, foundry, and wood shop, and cardboard packaging so that the products can post shipped ready to leave the establishment. The growing from year to year increase in production and the related additional work caused the company owner to refer to the sons and current owner of the company to employees for years before the war. The outbreak of World War I and the related inhibition of the whole of economic life has acted on standing even in high years, owner of J. Hückels atonement adversely , but still managed their tireless energy and drive to maintain the operation of the whole time and even partially convert the production to other products . The consequences of this extraordinary effort remained not fail to happen . 1917 died in rapid succession, the two owners of August and Johann Hückel , and in 1919 followed them her brother Charles in a better afterlife. Recognition was the work of the fin holder in the award of the title " Imperial and Royal Court hat manufacturers ' and Off, the two brothers August and Johann Hückel drawing with the Iron Crown, 3 class. The products of the company have been repeatedly awarded a prize , so in Vienna in 1873 with the Progress Medal , 1876 at the World Exhibition in Philadelphia with the highest distinction , 1878 in Paris with the Golden medal and in Paris in 1900 with the Grand Prix. As far as the history of the parent company. Now to the business itself Ratiborer The factory was available at a parts in Purchase, another had to be done from scratch. Today, the factory covers an area of 13,000 square meters, of which 4,500 square meters are installed and the work area is about 9,000 square meters. It is driven electrically , the electrical energy is required for this purpose by a 300 hp. Steam machine delivered . State of the art furnishings are also the heating and boiler systems whose supply by means monorail is done directly by the railroad cattle car . For all hygienic requirements expectant ventilation of the work area care is taken . Similarly, the factory for the performance of any repairs to the machines own metal workshop and carpentry workshop. Currently, 500 workers find their bread . Even with the establishment of this factory had to be , so to speak starting with the smallest , and only gradually was the veritable production are taken from the crude product . It was an all out energy persecuted plan whose motive is to be called the preservation of the German market . The company produces only hair hats, as a specialty , the velour hats , enjoying the best reputation in the world. The 1923 encroaching on Germany disaster has probably this young company hit hard , but in spite of all obstacles never the further development and perfection have been disregarded. And you can now safely say that J. Hückel's Sons , Ratibor their intention to get the German market , has enforced . Of course, the expansion of this plant has its limits, in the first place probably those which are caused by the separation of formerly German territories. Output suffer these losses , will probably mean a more intensive processing of the remaining area. The story of a company means its value, this assertion has received well- confirmed their full right to exist in most of the German industrial creations, and also the history of the company from the company J. Hückel's Sons will be surety for that will be tirelessly advanced stage of the structure of the economic power of Germany , which must be he rings the goal and aspiration of the entire German people again. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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