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#519021 - 07/23/18 10:47 AM Re: Kalezky-ana et al. [Re: felix]
felix Offline
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Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 127
Kalezky update
...WIP...
I have located the Kalezky family grave.
The fresh flowers by a profi-gardener and the status of
"Unlimited usage" tell me there are
descendants.
I do not/can not promise anything, but
hope to come up at least with some
Kalezky-family-saga-photos.
...
Photos of the tombstone
http://www.jpgbox.com/page/54611
http://www.jpgbox.com/page/54612
...
Felix Neuberger


Edited by felix (07/23/18 02:59 PM)

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#519023 - 07/23/18 11:04 AM Re: Kalezky-ana et al. [Re: felix]
ellenbr Offline
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Sound lovely. Remain ever stalwart.....


Many, many thanks for your continued efforts.

Cheers,

Raimey
rse

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#519076 - 07/23/18 07:22 PM Re: Kalezky-ana et al. [Re: felix]
ellenbr Offline
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Ruhestätte der Familie Kalezky

Final Resting Place of the Kalezky Family

Cheers,

Raimey
rse

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#522896 - 09/11/18 02:07 PM Re: Kalezky-ana et al. [Re: felix]
felix Offline
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Here is an update on this Kalezky-grave/history saga.
I sent a long letter with copies of my DGJ/Internet articles to
an address in the Austrian province and
got an answer by an old lady.
In short:
She is NOT a Kalezky descendant, NOR related to/with this
Kalezky married couple, thus NOT the "missing link".
Hans Kalezky passed away issueless during WW II ,
his wife survived him for many years and passed away
aged 90 sometime in the 1960'S(+).
The addressed lady is the last time-witness of the
Kalezky-widow.
There is no free lunch in this country, nor a grave
free-of-charge , nor grave-flowers free-of-charge.
I invite you to guess then why someone is paying for
a grave of a non-related person.
I voiced my desire to visit her with my camera.
I thought I could embellish/garnish my dry Kalezky-gun-
stories with some colourful Viennese-K&K-Hautevolee-Kalezky-Objects-Folklore.
This my desire has been denied and any further
correspondence/contact cut.
No customer records, no archive, no photos, no Folklore.
..
Causa Kalezky finita est
..
Felix Neuberger
..


Edited by felix (09/23/18 08:16 AM)

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#522898 - 09/11/18 02:27 PM Re: Kalezky-ana et al. [Re: felix]
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Mny thanks, Felix!

Very interesting - keep on digging!

Cheers,
Wolfgang


Edited by Gunwolf (09/11/18 02:27 PM)
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#525656 - 10/10/18 03:11 PM Re: Kalezky-ana et al. [Re: felix]
felix Offline
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Registered: 01/31/10
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Kalezky story ...ongoing
We know now that there were no descendants nor relatives.
And I wish a long life to the old lady who pays for the
grave services. But it could well be that the
grave-photos which Raimey thankfully uploaded here
from my jpgbox in some future could be the
very, very last pictorial document on this Kalezky
family saga.
So the open end of this story has finally a necrological
closing.
...
The problem is that with the info now at hand it turns
out that the Kalezky saga has an open beginning.
The Kalezky catalogue cover has the wording
"Gegründet 1845" ( means founded).
The cemetery records quote Johann Kalezky ("the elder")
to be buried there 1889 aged 62.
That would mean he has founded his company at the early age
of 18, which I simply can not take for granted.
The options at hand are that
- he took over a company founded by some else in
1845 in Vienna ( or Weipert?) or
- an elder Kalezky ancestor founded it 1845, but where ?
For comparison the Viennese company of Johann Springer's
Erben was founded 1836 by Matthias Nowottny in
Vienna and taken over by Springer later.
..
In my DGJ Kalezky article I already speculated on the
origin of the Kalezky's.
There is a town in north-western Czechia with the name of
Kalek. In my opinion the name is a clean derivation of this
town-name.
The town lies in the district of Chomutov, the former gunmaking
centre Weipert is in the same district.
This coincidence opens a spectrum of possibilities on the
origin of the company, the founder, did he learn the trade in
Weipert and moved later to the metrople of Vienna ..etc..etc
I do not intend to spend any time to dig into Viennese
archives of +-1827, nor do any research in Czechia.
But may be some knowledgeable historian/guru from the
"Weiperter Landsmannschaft" in Germany could unearth
some info on this open beginning of this Kalezky saga.
..
Felix Neuberger
..
Photo of Kalezky catalogue cover
http://www.jpgbox.com/page/55212


Edited by felix (10/10/18 03:19 PM)

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#526113 - 10/15/18 06:01 AM Re: Kalezky-ana et al. [Re: felix]
ellenbr Offline
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Lovely effort & image there Mr. Neuberger. Hopefully this info will provide additional avenues to research / search.


Cheers,

Raimey
rse

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#531762 - 12/20/18 02:23 PM Re: Kalezky-ana et al. [Re: felix]
felix Offline
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Registered: 01/31/10
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..The oldest Springer case label ....
A dealer in antique household-items had on offer
a Springer-double-guncase with the typical
side-opening-flaps AND to my surprise
the oldest Springer label I ever came across.
He told me he has found it at a provincial
flea-market.
I brought it to the attention of the house
of Springer and it will move to their museum.
My guess it dates from ca 1860,
no "Erben"-script yes, no imperial
appointment, nor any sign of the medals won.
So here it is:
http://www.jpgbox.com/page/55748
In remarkable good condition, with a
small leather compartment for the cleaning rod
and something similar for a turnscrew(?).
Probably empty for a century or more in an attic
or forgotten cupboard
......
..Felix Neubeger
......
The Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris
has a deluxe Lefaucheux type of shotgun with this double
Springer/Nowotny signature.It belonged to
Henri d'Artois,count of Chambord, who settled into
Frohsdorf castle near Vienna in 1844.
The dates given are for Johann Springer 1819-1875 and
for Matthias Nowotny 1825-1856.
As per finding of a Prague-museum-Kustos this
Viennese Nowotny has been the uncle of the
Prague gunmaker Jan Nowotny.


Edited by felix (12/22/18 01:26 PM)

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#543817 - 04/17/19 01:31 PM Re: Kalezky-ana et al. [Re: felix]
felix Offline
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Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 127
New book:
"Die Geschichte der Ferlacher Büchsenmacher von 1885 bis heute".
By Renate Jerney, Isbn 978-3-7084-0612-1.
This translates to "History of the Ferlach gunmakers from
1885 till today".
This is a great book, since long overdue, very well researched,
a comprehensive work of reference on this subject.
I bought it at Peter Hambrusch/ Ferlach /www.ferlachguns.com/.
....
Felix Neuberger

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#543870 - 04/18/19 01:59 AM Re: Kalezky-ana et al. [Re: felix]
GETTEMANS Offline
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Posts: 272
Loc: Belgium
Fdelix, indeed a very good book, I bought it a while ago here:https://shop.usbooks.de/index.php/jagdwaffen-grosswildbuechsen-c-33
Cheers, Marc.

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