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A New Beginning with Panhandles

Friends: Walter Lamprecht, Karl Rosentreter and Hans Hoffmann 1919 (from left to right)
With a personal loan from his closest friend, Karl Rosentreter, Hans Hoffmann attempted a new beginning in the summer of 1945. The partially damaged facilities of the Telefunken Company, located at the Leuschnerdamm, were quickly repaired and occupied by Hans Hoffmann.

Using tools and machines that had been dug out of rubble and wreckage, the first new products were manufactured, beginning with panhandles and small hand carriages. The full production capacity was reached again in 1948, with the production of a first marzipan candy dryer.

Marzipan candy dryer, 1948
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