Steuler & Co

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    Joe
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    I understand that Steuler & Co is not the most desired manufacturer, nevertheless I am curious about the company. Is there an resources about the company and their steins? Very little information is provided on Stein Marks and nothing on BSL.

  • #37334 Reply

    Walt
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    Nothing wrong with Steuler (probably better known as Steinzeug Industrie). Founded in 1908, the historismus style was mostly in the rear view mirror already, so many of their steins show an Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) tendency.

  • #37335 Reply

    Joe
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    Walt,
    Thank you for the reply. It is my understanding that there is limited information about Steinzeug Industries, nevertheless I was hoping that you may know a few places that you could point me. I am researching a stein that was given to me and I would like to know more about the stein itself and the company that produced it.

    In addition, I was trying to locate the December 2003 “Steinzeugwerke and Steinzeug-Industrie Coblenz” article in Prosit, but the 2003 editions of Posit are unavailable. Where you the author of that article? If so, do you still have a digital copy tucked away somewhere?

    Very Respectfully,

    Joe

  • #37336 Reply

    Walt
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    Joe, I had completely forgotten about that article, the thrust of which was to differentiate between the Steinzeugwerke consortium (Merkelbach, Gerz, Hanke, later to be joined by Mueller) and the Steinzeug-Industrie factory owned by George Steuler. The Steinzeugwerke consortium was principally a marketing arrangement, the members continued as usual to produce steins and other products independently. Hence there is no Steinzeugwerke trademark. According to the article you refer to, Steinzeug-Industrie was founded in 1917, which seems to contradict the Steinmarks website, although the distinctions are in terms of the precise timeline and the operations of the business at those times. Here’s a link to the article – Steinzeugwerke and Steinzeug-Industrie Coblenz.

  • #37337 Reply

    Walt
    Keymaster

    PS – On December 1 our member/subscribers will be able to access all back issues of Prosit in digital form after logging in at Members Home.

  • #37341 Reply

    Joe
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    Walt,

    I enjoyed the article. It helped me put a general NLT date that the stein would have been made, as well as a little history. Thank you for the information. Another collector reached out to me with an article about Steinzeug-Industrie that my wife and I will translate into English (She’s German). If you would like to read my translation when I am done don’t hesitate to send me an email. I am still curious about the company so I think I will do a little more research.

    There is so much information about the “big players”, but it seems so little about the smaller or “less desired” firms. When I first started collecting I bought items I thought were neat, but now days I really enjoy collecting etched steins by Mazi and Remy or JWR. Nevertheless I still try to learn about manufacturers like Wick-Werke or Steinzeug-Industrie so I am a bit more educated when buying.

    Thanks again for the replies and the information!

    v/r
    Joe

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