Carl Stölzle und Sohne A.G. 

In 1835 Carl Stölzle founded two glass factories in Lower Austria's Waldviertel and subsequently had seven glass factories in Austria, Bohemia and Hungary. The glassworks at Heřmanova huť, near Plzeň, was founded in 1907, initially as a technical glassware factory, producing for the chemical and medical industries. The company expanded into the production of domestic glassware, and pressed glass was made from 1910.

During WW2 the factory was switched to war work, whilst after the war it became part of the nationalised glass organisation and became known simply as Heřmanova huť producing a wide range of designs for sale under the SkloUnion / Sklo Export banner. See Czechoslovakia > Hermanova for articles from this later production. 



On June 15, Karl Smola founds the Oberdorf glassworks in Bärnbach


Carl Stölzle founds two glass factories in Lower Austria's Waldviertel


The Oberdorf glassworks become "kuk" Glashütte 


The Stölzle manufactures include seven glass factories in Austria, Bohemia and Hungary


Founded the glass factory Köflach


Stölzle employs among others 1,100 technicians, 1,000 day laborers and 80 vendor Officials


After the 1st World War disintegrates the Stölzle group of companies


After the end of WW2 three glass factories from the former Czechoslovakia are hived off from the group of companies 


Sklo Union, Art Before Industry, Marcus Newhall, ISBN 9780956062307 

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