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Article about: Ladies and Gentlemen, encouraged by and with the consent of F.-B. (thanks a lot for the encouragement) I publish the pages of Hempe's book relevant for visor cap making. This also involves a

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ID:	822826Apropos Bluecher Muetze, here is an attractive piece, at very modest cost.
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    F.B.: This is the state of affairs. From now on there should be no more major problems (hopefully so).

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    Bravo. Well done. Very saddle shape and especially find rendering of the crown piping! You are a master!
    damit, basta.

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    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    I was actually looking for something else but found this (didn't even know I still had it). I won't post the entire booklet in order not to bore the non-German-speakers amongst you. Obviously the trade "Kappenmacher" existed longer than I had thought in Austria considering the date of publication of the information (1988 and 1994).
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    Bravo.
    damit, basta.

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    Ladies and Gentlemen:

    Found another document of times bygone. This is what examiners expected Austrian cap makers to be able to do in order to complete their apprenticeship positively. A pity the trade no longer exists in itself.
    As to the text: the apprentice had 5 hours time to produce one Tellerkappe with piping and lacquered visor and one civil cap (composed of six parts).
    This work is supposed to be done by a professional cap maker within only three hours (which is perhaps possible if you want to make a cap in the modern way i. e. foam rubber reinforcement of the fabric, woven piping that simply overlaps etc. etc.). If you want to produce a TR cap following Hempe's suggestions 5 hours for one cap will not be enough (even if you have all the materials/sewing machines/pressing iron etc. at hand) - at least not for me.
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    Wonderful. Thanks for your research. All fabulous documents and proof positive of why such cap making is more or less a lost art.
    damit, basta.

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