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1924 40th anniversary of service
1919 - 1931 Director of the Fürst-Stollberg-Hütte
1909 procuration for the Fürst Stollberg Hütte
1884 apprenticeship in the commercial department of the Fürst-Stollberg-Hütte
The Fürst-Stolberg-Hütte was world-famous for its iron art casting. At the end of the 19th century, she participated in many national and international exhibitions and achieved gold and silver medals with her products.
Great artists like Albrecht Dürer, Karl-Friederich Schinkel, Alphons Mucha, Albin Müller, G. Wechter, Thorwaldsen, Labenwolf, Cellini, Petrucci, Holbein, Ferdinand Schneevoigt, Hermann Hase, Henning from Florence, Eduard Schott, Walter Schott, model tailor Ronnung ( Furnace plates of the 16th century, master of the Queen of Sheba) created models for the cottage or their works were used by the modelers of the hut as models for faithful iron art cast models.
This jubilee portrait was made by Otto Wilhelms.
At that time, the Fürst Stollberg hut was well known, so some famous people visited the hut. In 1697 Czar Peter the Great visited the Ilsenburg Ironworks, followed in 1873 by Crown Prince Friedrich, later Emperor Frederick III. The Germans Kaiser Wilhelm I and Wilhelm II also visited the Prince Stolberg Hütte.
In 1929 King Fuad of Egypt visited the iron foundry as the last monarch.
After the 1914-1918 war, the foundry went into the hands of the Magdeburg machine tool factory in Magdeburg and was bought back in 1925 by the princes of Stolberg Wernigerode and again as "Prince Stolberg hut". At that time, the production of diesel locomotives, cranes, etc. was started. In 1930, the Krupp Gruson Werke in Magdeburg became owners of the Fürst Stolberg Hütte.
The hut produced during the 2 world war with approximately 700 coworkers for other enterprises war goods and was therefore confiscated and expropriated also in the course of the later Soviet occupation.
After the end of the Second World War, the Prince Stolberg Hütte was nationalized, renamed Ilsewerk and produced exclusively industrial casting as a branch of the SKET heavy machinery construction combine Ernst Thälmann.
In 1993, the privatization under the traditional name "Fürst-Stolberg-Hütte" with the return to art casting until the closure by bankruptcy in 2012.