Stein of the
Month: April 2005
Another Stein by August
article and photos by
SCI Master Steinologist John McGregor
The November 2001 Stein of the Month, was another Saeltzer decorated Freising
piece. That piece was marked "FT" for Fritz Thenn and was manufactured
between 1877 and 1886.
Like the Freising factory that went through three ownership changes in its first
six years of operation, the Regensburg factory went through two, in its first
three years of operation.
The Regensburg factory was founded in 1874 as Borho, Zinkl and Co. That would be
Maximillian Borho, August Zinkl and Rudolf Thaler, Zinkl's brother-in-law and
the "and Co." portion of the firm. In 1875, Borho sold his share in
the company to Gustav Friedrich "Fritz" Thenn and moved on to Freising.
In 1877, Thenn bought out Zinkl and Thaler and the factory became the Fritz
This month's stein is marked with a conjoined "ZT" for Zinkl, Thenn
and Co. and was manufactured between 1875 and 1877. It carries a 153 model