To Helen an all the other potential cap makers:
There is a shop which sells these as "Nostalgiezwirn". The nice package which contains 10 threadspools at 15,- Euros (2 more left) and loose spools at 2,- Euros (many left). Note the place of production: Niederdonau. This was the name for Niederösterreich (Lower Austria) in the TR. This could be the last chance, 70 years after the end of the TR, to get original TR yarn.
04-04-2015 10:00 AM
Herrlich! A work of art. Bravo. My respect and admiration to you.
Ihr Streben ist vorzueglich, und Sie irren gar nicht!
Wow--I am impressed! Great work, right out of the blocks--congrats!
How nice it is, indeed, that our site has attracted such talented and pleasant persons, and we all salute their enthusiasm for cap making.
How pleasant has this whole exercise been in contrast to the threads elsewhere where a reproduction SS field jacket becomes an object of rancor and hatred, sucking the hope and robbing the time of
all unlucky enough to stumble on such digital excrement.
Thanks to our colleagues in Europe for their wonderful addition to the work of this site.
Cap the second
For F.-B. (don't want to bother the others too long with this):
Gotta admire that handiwork! Good job.
Es ist piccobello! Wunderbar. A joy! And fantastic!
I went to Teisendorf to Hut Braun today to do some research for Steve Heck who asked the forum about paper labels in his hats. Mrs. Braun, the wife of the owner, was so kind to show me around and in one of the workshops they had four of these sewing machines! She told me that they were of the 1960ies and that her husband had bought them from a hat producer in Germany who had given up - for 50 DM each! So ein Glück möchte ich auch einmal haben.
Last edited by ErWeSa; 06-13-2015 at 06:22 PM.
04-22-2016, 08:06 AM
hello ErWeSa, i just saw this, thank you very much! it is - indeed - very interesting!