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  1. mayserwegener

    German & Austrian Hutmachers

    Matt, Thank you!
  2. mayserwegener

    German & Austrian Hutmachers

    Tonak Hückel "Jota" "Seal Velour", 57cm possibly 1953 based on the Paper Label. This Velour is interesting because it has a Hückel "Jota" "Seal Velour" Crown Patch and Tonak Sweatband and Paper Label. Based on the Paper Label markings It appears it was made for the Czech market. The...
  3. mayserwegener

    Post New Hats Here!

    Tonak Hückel "Jota" "Seal Velour", 57cm possibly 1953 based on the Paper Label. This Velour is interesting because it has a Hückel "Jota" "Seal Velour" Crown Patch and Tonak Sweatband and Paper Label. Based on the Paper Label markings It appears it was made for the Czech market. The...
  4. mayserwegener

    DECATISING

    This is a more detailed description from "Der Hut" Gustav Menschel Copyright © 2009 by Eigenverlag, Wien 1.1 Decatizing The foundation stone for a weather-resistant wool felt hat was laid around 1850 by hat maker Carl Gottlob Wilke from Forst, who also founded the first German hat factory in...
  5. mayserwegener

    DECATISING

    You are welcome. I have a lot of production information.
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    DECATISING

    As far as what I have read from pre WWII German sources Decatizing was especially important for Wool Soft Felt Hats. C.G. Wilke Guben were the first to use this process on Wool Soft Felt Hats in the mid 19th Century. This is explanation is from "Der Filzhut (The Felt Hat), seine Geschichte und...
  7. mayserwegener

    What Hat Are You Wearing Today ?

    John Valtz & C. Andorno Micca "Extra" which is a recent arrival.
  8. mayserwegener

    German & Austrian Hutmachers

    Unfortunately without a factory trademark or name / initials there is no way to know who made your Klapphut. If you look at the above link and scroll down you will see the Klapphut has a factory trademark.
  9. mayserwegener

    Italian brands hats

    Daniele, Thank you for the follow up! Yes, Grosso Valtz is a factory building and not John Valtz. This the last info I could find on John Valtz from 1963 and 1966. 1963 Bottin Europe - Page 6, John Valtz & C. S.p.A. , v . Corte Pietro 18 , Andorno Micca ( Vercelli ) 1966 Bottin...
  10. mayserwegener

    Italian brands hats

    Stefan, Thank you for the photos of both locations.
  11. mayserwegener

    German & Austrian Hutmachers

    Great looking Klapphut! E. Trescher were hat shops in Freiburg Baden. Here is a listing from "Klockhaus' kaufmännisches Handels- und Gewerbe-Adressbuch des Deutschen Reichs Volume 7 1927". Is there any paper label or company mark on or behind liner? There were a number of Klapphut...
  12. mayserwegener

    German & Austrian Hutmachers

    Martin, Great looking earlier VEB Vereinigte Hutwerke Guben.
  13. mayserwegener

    Italian makers trademarks

    Stefan, Great patent info! I also found separate listings of Grosso Valtz and John Valtz going back to this time period.
  14. mayserwegener

    Post New Hats Here!

    Stefan, Thank you for background information on Grosso Valtz e C. hat factory. The latest I could find on John Valtz are snippets from 1963 and 1966. 1963 Bottin Europe - Page 6, John Valtz & C. S.p.A. , v . Corte Pietro 18 , Adorno Micca ( Vercelli ) 1966 Bottin International - Page 548...
  15. mayserwegener

    Italian brands hats

    John Valtz & C. Andorno Micca "Extra", measures 58cm, missing Paper Label. This came from a seller in Berlin and I am not sure on the dating. The liner is stitched in place but I am fairly certain there were later modifications (ribbon / bow and over welt). Regardless it has a really great...
  16. mayserwegener

    Post New Hats Here!

    John Valtz & C. Andorno Micca "Extra", measures 58cm, missing Paper Label. This came from a seller in Berlin and I am not sure on the dating. The liner is stitched in place but I am fairly certain there were later modifications (ribbon / bow and over welt). Regardless it has a really great...
  17. mayserwegener

    Post New Hats Here!

    Stefan, Thanks again!
  18. mayserwegener

    German & Austrian Hutmachers

    Martin, Thank you for posting the additional photos. I am going post all the photos on my website.
  19. mayserwegener

    German & Austrian Hutmachers

    Stefan, Thank you!
  20. mayserwegener

    German & Austrian Hutmachers

    Martin, Super find! It's in great condition too. Interesting that the two liners have a similar diagonal stripes but this latest "Helios" stripe matches the outer liner color. I checked and these are the only two C. G. Wilke Stiff Felts with diagonal liner stripes. Would it be possible to...

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