Nový Jičín Vistor's Center "Exposition on Hats" September 7, 2019

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  1. mayserwegener

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    Nový Jičín Vistor's Center "Exposition on Hats" The exhibition is divided into three parts:

    1. Technology of the Production Process - From Rabbit to Hat

    2. Studio (Workshop)

    3. Testing Room

    The following photos are from my September 7, 2019 visit to Nový Jičín Vistor's Center "Exposition on Hats" and Tonak 220 Year Celebration. I would try clicking on photos to expand.

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    1. Technology of the production process - From Rabbit To Hat

    In the first part of the exhibition you will gradually learn about the technological process of hat production. You will see and experience the transformation of the material at certain stages of processing. Authentic video demonstrations from individual factory production sections will draw you into a remarkable production process. You will also find important milestones and events connected with the tradition of hat making in the Nový Jičín area. In addition to the historical panel, you will get additional information from the world of hats in the projection corner, where you can start a film screening of your choice. Among other things, it offers a series of fairy tales for our youngest visitors. The exposition is complemented by exhibits of production machines.

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    WOODEN FORMS FOR SHAPING THE HATS on sand presses

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    Rabbit and Hare Skins.

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    Video Kiosks for "Preparing The Fur", "Mixing And Cleaning Fur", "Combing", "Work On The Fulling Board", "Dyeing", "Machine Shaping", "Surface Treatment" at TONAK factory.

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    Video presentation of Hat History of Neutitschein / Nový Jičín. Major Hat Factories J. Hückel´s Söhne (now Tonak a.s.), Anton Peschel and Brüder Böhm.

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    Hat Factories of Neutitschein / Nový Jičín. Today only J. Hückel´s Söhne remains as Tonak. The last original major factory complex in the world producing Hat Felt from skin / pelt to finished Soft Felt Hat.

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    Brüder Böhm Factories from 1937 promotional calendar.

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    Anton Peschel Factory early 1900s.

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    J. Hückel´s Söhne Factory 1868 (These original buildings are still in use today.)

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    J. Hückel´s Söhne pre 1900 International Exhibition Awards.

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    Present day view of Tonak a .s. Factory.

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    Felt Cards and Czech Hat Industry periodicals from pre 1940.

    2. Studio (Workshop)

    The second part of the exhibition is devoted to the hats. On functional machines you will be shown creeping headgear and pressing mini-caps. Both adults and children can experience their own creativity and artistic talent. There will be a package with a reduced semi-finished product and decoration, from which you can make your own original souvenir. There is a children's play corner for the youngest visitors.

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    Above is my friend Mirka Janyška. Her husband Peter is a decedent of the Janyška family, former owners of Janyška Hat Factory. Mirka makes small scale hats to show the steps in hat making to children. All the machines were scaled down to make small scale hats.

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    Above is Hat Makers from Tonak that also shows the steps of hat making.

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    Above is a room where children learn about Felt Making and Hat Making.

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    3. Testing Room

    The final part of the exhibition will excite all hat lovers. A variety of hats, caps and accessories will be available in the rehearsal room to test and choose the most appropriate model. You can find out that a hat can be found on every head in a digital testing room. You can then send your photo with a hat via e-mail to your friends as a greeting.

    https://www.mestoklobouku.cz/cs/expozice-klobouku.html?probehleAkce=true2121121121212.1

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    Current Tonak a. s. Men's Soft Felt Hat that I selected.

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    Wow, Steve! Thanks for sharing this with us. I’d write more, but I’m off to re-read your posts!
     
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    This is top quality quarantine content! Thanks for your photos and write-up.
     
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    Brent, Thanks! It took me a while to get this posted. Nový Jičín (up to WWI Neutitschein) is known as "The Town of Hats". The Tonak a. s. Factory (J. Hückel´s Söhne from 1868 - 1945) is the last original large scale factory complex in the world. They work from skin/pelt to finished hat and most of the original buildings are still intact along with the major additions made over the years. This is a current photo of Tonak a. s. factory. The original (1868) factory buildings can be seen far center left (see rectangular building with red roof).

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    Justin, Thank you! This time period will be extremely difficult for the world hat industry. From large scale production like Tonak a. s. to retail hat stores.
     
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    Amazing stuff as usual, Steve. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Garrett, Thank you! As I mention this took me a while to post. :)
     
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    Garrett, Could possibly be the same. The problem is the museums don't bother to display the maker. I took some photos at the museum back in September. I was trying to see if I could see under the hats but it proved too difficult.

    Here is a favorite of mine.

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