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Interesting 1918 advertisement
« on: August 28, 2018, 05:04:07 PM »
Business as usual in Berlin in december, 1918.




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Re: Interesting 1918 advertisement
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2018, 07:23:59 AM »
Vilm,

Interesting that the add appeared so early after the cease fire.

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Re: Interesting 1918 advertisement
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2018, 10:01:03 AM »
I think Kappes & Bauer cleverly decided to play on the feeling of unrest that was sweeping across Berlin.

There were uprisings and fights between communist and conservative factions, several attempts at revolutions and a number of reckonings between them.

Berlin was a nasty place to be between October, 1918 and 1919, and I think the local gun dealers sold well.

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Re: Interesting 1918 advertisement
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2018, 11:24:20 AM »
The ad is actually a post card.


The other side reveals it was sent on the 28th of December, 1918 to the company Waffenfabrik Bürgemüller & Sohne in Kreiensee. That company still exists and produces CNC machines.