Löffler

Alois Löffler (fl. 1876-1903), Vienna.

One of the first dedicated drawing instrument makers in Austria is Johann Löffler, who establishes a workshop in 1842. Löffler exhibited a drawing set at the Allgemeine Österreichische Gewerbe-Ausstellung in Wien in 1845, and again at the Allgemeine Deutsche Industrie Ausstellung in Munich in 1854.

 

The case is marked "A. Löffler, Wien, Favoritenstrasse 8". The Adolph Lehmann's allgemeiner Wohnungs-Anzeiger have an A. Löffler at this address from 1885-1908. Unclear if 'A' on the case stands for Alois or his son August, although Alois seems more likely. Alois was the son of Johann Löffler. Johann was active between 1842-1875, son Alois 1876-1903, and grandson August 1901-1942(?).  

 

 

 

 


Kikeriki 13.09.1885, p. 7.

Deutsches Volksblad 08.12.1892, p.12

 

Adolph Lehmann's allgemeiner Wohnungs-Anzeiger 1908.


Drawing instrument makers in Vienna.

Handels- und Gewerbs-Schematismus

von Wien und dessen nächster Umgebung 1863.


NOTES / REFERENCES

 

1. Starck, Georg; Die Entwicklung der Deutschen Reisszeugindustrie, 1925, p. 117-118.

 

2. The oldest drawing instrument maker in Vienna is thought to be Johann Gronemann (*1813-†1897), who establishes his workshop in 1840. He is probably the son of  instrument-maker Johann Joseph Gronemann (*1780-†1853). who moved from Linz to Vienna in 1815 [Wiener Zeitung 23. März 1815].  There is a Joseph Gronemann Jr. who appears to establish a workshop at Gutengasse 47 St. Ulrich (Vienna) in 1845, and possibly a brother of JG. Friedrich Gronemann succeeds his father in around 1889. The company Johann Gronemann had a workforce of 70 to 80 employees around 1925. How long the company was in business is unclear, possibly ceased trading in the 1970s. W. A. Richter’s Söhne acquire Reisszeugfabrik Gronemann in 1984. See: GOTTWALD, Hermann; Werkzeugmaschinenbau in Österreich im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert 2008. p.52.