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German & Austrian Hutmachers

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Rehfus & Cie. Kehl - Rhein "Zephyr", possibly 1930s. I was looking through photos that I took at the the Gotisches Haus (Gothic House) Hat Museum, Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Germany back in 2016 and I noticed the paper label of this Stiff Felt was from Rehfus and Cie. Khel - Rhein.

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Found some information on Hutfabrik Heinrich Schneider.

Heinrich Schneider was born on 18 September 1912. He died on 5 November 1988, in Köppern, Friedrichsdorf, Hochtaunuskreis, Hessen, Germany, at the age of 76.

https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/L6ZH-1BS/heinrich-schneider-1912-1988

Hutfabrik Heinrich Schneider, Taunusstrasse 26, Friedrichsdorf 2, 6382

Established: 1939

Business Partners: Jakob Walter, Irmgard Walter

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Kompass : Deutschland register of selected German industry and commerce · Volume 2 1984

Not sure when they went out of business but probably not long after 1984.

Some other hats.

 
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Echter Borsalino, shred of a Paper Label, measures 58 cm, possibly 1920s. This Stiff Felt turned out to be a very unique find. I have never seen this type of super offset Bow. Great form and very high quality components.

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F. A. Engelhardt Hutfabrikant, Nürnberger Anzeiger 1872, 7/12

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Hückel Wien, 58 cm, possibly early 1950s. There is no paper label but there is 58 cm round size tag. The Sweatband seam is glued and all the Hückel Weilheim hats I checked have stitched seams. The Felt is very light weight and extremely pliable which is also not like any Hückel Weilheim hat I have but this one could be earlier. Great form with contrasting black Band and light gray Binding.

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Open Crown

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I have a similar Hückel Wien made for Carl Kellner Hamburg. Its Felt has similar characteristics.

 

khamus

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Leipzig, Germany
I just got very little info on this hat ( hut)
 

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Greetings from Guben, Germany.

Here you see my
Hutfabrik C. G. Wilke Guben - Trumpf, Zephyr, Otter, Splendid and one Velour
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Welcome to the lounge. Very nice to see that many Wilke hats together. We like to see more of them individually of course. Please post more pictures of these hats if you can. The one in the upper right is of special interest.
 
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This one is the
C.G. Wilke - Trumpf

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Very nice, thank you. That is a fine older Wilke hat. If you're not experienced with refurbishing hats, I wouldn't start with this one. You can of course use some leather conditioner on the sweatband (avoid the string that runs through it). Cleaning up the liner is another thing altogether.
 
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Today on my walk to Poland:

Hutfabrik C.G. Wilke Guben
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Entry to the Villa Wilke left and right the church the Wilke Family gave for the city . (They also built an hospital)
Martin, Super photos! Great to see the C.G. Wilke buildings and Villa + Church. Looking forward to your future contributions.
 

marting81

Familiar Face
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Today i have a
Ottmar Reich - Nanga Parbat
In 55
(unfortunately too small for me, so maybe someone's interest)
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OTTMAR REICH
Der Himalaja - Lodenhut
Nanga Parbat

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