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The Genius of Stihl, an Amazing Story

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Well, good try Tom, I hope you can keep posting from the book, if the thread doesn't get too bogged down.
Here is the cover for those of you interested, but to my knowledge it has not been released to the US market through bookstores yet.



Andreas is the pic at the upper left, and Hans Peter is the pic in the lower right.
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ha, what I'm gonna do is write a good size post and then I'll be able to quote it and continue the story so everyone with be able to see it progress from post to post. I wish I used more than one finger to type,LOL
Tommie,

Whacha doin' with your other fingers?

Joat
 
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Andreas Stihl would be rolling over in his grave if he knew someone like THALL was trying to tell his life story......Hahahahahahaha! :angry:
I see your learning how to spell now Dennis,good job,hehe

Ya know if ya don't like the view here there's plenty of other places you can go, I would suggest hell but the devil doesn't want 1st graders learning to spell, wink!
 
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Coffe in one hand, slapping Cahoon with the other, only need four fingers for that,LOL
Depending on which hand,,,,, it could be as little as 3.5!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :popcorn: :popcorn:

Where is the story here??????

I just saw Elvis.........

I think I gonna be sick and Hurl some chunks!!!!!!!!!
 
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"The last injury leaves him with a disabled lefthand and only partial use of his arm."

Hmmmmmmm.....I wonder how Andreas ran those big ole heavy chainsaws.....Tell us THALL.
Don't really know Dennis, the book doesn't seem to cover that but I'm typing it almost word for word so if its in there you will find out.

BTW Dennis did ya take a look at that green rep I sent ya with the message?
Take it to heart ole feller or be prepared, I got no more repect for you than you have of me so if you wanna smart mouth me then like the message said, LETS ROCK!

Back to ya question now I don't recall anyone ever saying Stihl cut timber or ran saws, he designed, built and sold saws far as I know. Don't you worry though, if its in the book I'll type it for ya.
 
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I can save y'all all the time...if you fast forward to page 300, it says, and I quote:

"And then in the 21st century, Stihl got passed by Husqvarna, and the rest, as they say is history."

:cheers: (Sorry to ruin your story, guys!) :D :D :D
Now, Now, Now, Woodie
Let Tom tell his story.

keep in mind Husqvarna was a mere 216 year old company in 1923.
 
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The conditions for realizing his idea are poor to begin with. Its a time of rampant inflation. In the face of all the economic problems, Andreas Stihl embarks on going into business on his own in 1923. Together with Carl Hohl, a friend, who is also an engineer, he founds a consulting firm in Augusten-strasse 111 in Stutgart on March 1,1923. The officail registered size of the business and storage rooms is 3.5x5.7 meters, not quite 20 square meters.

Intitially, the business was run on a joint account. On August 10,1923,the firm converts into a general partnership, which is registered in the Stutgart
commercail register on August 18,1923. The purpose of the company is the planning and implementation of industrial plant as well as the sale of apporpiate machines. In the articles of partnership the partners undertake to devote their whole effort to the joint company to the best of their abilities.

(keep those last four words in mind)

{more to come}
The equity put up of both partners, which was paid in cash, is 500,000 Marks each. Sounds like alot of money , but inflation is running wild in Germany. The actual value of the money shown as capital is revealed by the amounts that had to be paid for the entry in the commercail register and publication of that entry in the Imperail Gazette. It was 5,775 million Marks, plus 200,000 Marks in corporation tax.

The young engineers are very active. Among other things, they develop forehearth systems which they offer for sale as the Stihl-Hohl System.

The young company is not successful. Although inflation is ended by a currency reform in Nov. 1923, the new currency does not bennift the firm. It makes high operating costs as Andreas Stihl later reports. For this reason the partners decide in March 1926 to wind up the company without going into liquidation, as subsequently stated in the application for deregistration of the firm.

However cancellation of the firms registration in the commercial register is forgotton for the time being. Andreas Stihl was too involved with new projects. Only after receiving a warning that an administrative fine of 20
Reichsmarks will be imposed on each partner was the officially required application submitted to the Registration Court in September. On Dec.14,1926
and entry is made in the Stuttgart commercial register that Stihl&Hohl was
dissvolved. None of our creditors were harmed by the dissolution reports
Andreas Stihl, we paid back our creditors in monthly installments with interest and compound interest by 1932.

Neither the failure of Stihl&Hohl nor the repayments following the dissolution discourage Andreas Stihl from undertaking a second attempt as an enterpreneur. Alone this time, without any partners or any outside assistance. While still in 1926 the Registration Court is waiting for the deregistration of the old company, he opens A.Stihl Engineering Consultancy in Rotebuhlstrafse 43 in Stuttgart.

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Now, Now, Now, Woodie
Let Tom tell his story.

keep in mind Husqvarna was a mere 216 year old company in 1923.
Well lookie there, where you been ole boy. Now to be fair I think someone ought to start a thread on the history of Husqvarna so we all can sit back and read about both companies. Whatcha say Manual, I'd be glad to read it, seriously I would. Little is really known about either of the big two saw makers so get that thread going man.
 
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The history of Husqvarna dates back more than 300 years. During this entire period, we've been dedicated to developing our technical expertise and applying it to create quality products.

Husqvarna's reputation for quality products with reliable performance enabled steady growth and expansion of the product range. In modern times, the company has also expanded through acquisitions. By the end of the 20th century, Husqvarna had become an acknowledged world leader.
 
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