08-13-2011, 03:55 PM
The images of the old workshop under the roof are excellent photography; they have an interesting aesthetic and strange beauty to them. (Although I would not have wanted to work there, especially on a hot summer day....) Just out of curiosity: May I ask where they came from?
08-13-2011 03:55 PM
08-13-2011, 07:10 PM
HPL--I was doing some research on the firm (I have a Rechnung from Firma Kern) and found the pics. I believe I just inputted mutzenfabrik, kern, lunzenau .
08-13-2011, 07:38 PM
Many thanks - that did it; I found the photographer's work. He's from Colditz, by the way:
Fotos von Andre´ Heidner - Fotograf aus Colditz | fotocommunity
He did some fine photographs of other closed-down/abandoned sites as well; here is that specific category:
Gebäude und Orte - Marodes von Andre´ Heidner - Fotograf aus Colditz | fotocommunity
While I was searching for this, I also found this 4-page chronicle of the Mützenfabrik at Lunzenau (Sorry, German language only):
They carried on through the post-war years (shifting their production to the Soviet Army's needs in 1945) and, with numerous changes, throughout the GDR era and finally shut down in 1995.
08-14-2011, 05:55 AM
HPL--what is interesting is that I have yet to see a Drittes Reich Kern visor, be in Partei, Staat, or Wehrmacht.....
08-14-2011, 04:39 PM
09-10-2011, 07:43 AM
A visor hat maker as well as a tailor that survived the war: Uniform Negele of the old university town, Tubingen:
09-10-2011, 09:01 PM
Ferdinand Langener of Goslar:
09-10-2011, 09:04 PM
The Langener firma in its heyday:
09-11-2011, 11:28 PM
For you Holters fans--a prospekt:
09-12-2011, 05:14 AM
Slightly off topic, but Steinhauer & Luck did make insignia for visors.
Here is a showroom of theirs circa 1941 (credit: Jaeger7)