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 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Molter-Reinhard Co. Inc.

Wm. H. Molter Co.

Susan Wildemuth, Atkinson, Illinois

     Molter-Reinhard Co. Inc. and Wm. H. Molter Co., renamed after one of the owners left the company, were art needlework companies who manufactured a complete line of “Busy Hour” original needlework creations.

 

BERT LOUIS REINHARD

 

Birthdate

September 13, 1888, Chicago, Illinois, Cook County

 

Parent’s Birthplace

Germany

 

Home

Chicago, Illinois

 

Death Date

April 5, 1968, Chicago, Illinois, Cook County

 

Wife

Esther (Bishop) Reinhard    Divorced

 

Occupation(s)

  • Artist - self employed - WWI Draft Registration Card, dated September 1917
  • Partner in Molter-Reinhard Company, Inc.

 

Special Note

His employment history after he left Molter-Reinhard Company, Inc. is unknown.

 

WILLIAM HENRY MOLTER

 

 

Birthdate

January 1, 1882, Chicago, Illinois, Cook County

 

Parents

Louis Christian Molter

Wilhelmina (Strook) Molter

 

Parent’s Birthplace

Germany

 

Home

Evanston, Illinois

 

Death Date

Unknown, Chicago, Illinois, Cook County

 

Wife

Anna J. (Loefgren) Molter

 

Children

Virginia Molter

Katharine Molter

Charles Molter

 

Occupation(s)

  • Manager of the Chicago Office of Richardson Silk Company, 305 West Adams Street, Chicago, Illinois - WWI Draft Registration Card, dated September 1918
  •  Partner in Molter-Reinhard Co., Inc.
  • Owner Wm. H. Molter Co.

 

Catalog List

 

23          Molter-Reinhard Co. Inc.          Spring/Summer 1935

              317 S. Market Street

              Chicago, Illinois

 

 

 

25          Molter-Reinhard Co. Inc.           1937

              317 S. Market Street

              Chicago, Illinois

 

 

 

47          Wm. H. Molter Co.                       1942

              305 W. Adams

              Chicago, Illinois

 

 

 

Leaflet List

 

#1

 

Unnumbered     Wm. H. Molter Co.

                         305 W. Adams

                         Chicago, Illinois

 

Manufacturers of Original Needlework and “Busy Hour” Novelties

 

“Thar’s Gold in Patchwork Quilts”

 

Cover: “Business Good – That’s Great!”

 

 

#2 

 

Unnumbered   Wm. H. Molter Co.

                       305 W. Adams

                       Chicago, Illinois

 

Manufacturers of Original Needlework and “Busy Hour” Novelties

 

“Streamline Needlework Specials Coast to Coast”

 

Cover: “ Chenille Yarn!”

 

Postmarked: 1942

  

Quilt Kit Numbers

This company did produce quilt kits. 

The following is not a complete list of their quilt kits, but a work-in-progress.

 

 

No. 2971  American Oriental Poppy

No. 2972  Old-Fashioned Garden

No. 2973  Tulip Basket

 

 Special Note

If anyone has any additional information concerning the owners,  this company(ies), additional catalogs or leaflets, quilt kits numbers, etc., please contact Susan Wildemuth

quiltingbee73@yahoo.com.

 

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