UNMARKED HR STEINS BY GERZ
BUT RECOGNIZABLE AS KNOWN HR MODELS
As I noted earlier, after their source of raw materials was cut off in 1886, Hauber & Reuther must have contracted with Gerz to produce replacement pieces, or to fill their backlog of orders. Evidently after the contract concluded the molds which Hauber & Reuther had provided became the property of Gerz and they continued to produce steins from these molds for a while. This is obviously an HR owl and the handle is typically Freising. It carries no manufacturer's mark but the capacity mark is that of the Gerz factory. For three different versions of this owl check here: The Freising/HR/Gerz Owl
Except for the first stein below which has a hand scratched 146, the following steins have no markings other than the Gerz capacity mark, but they are obviously HR model numbers 153, 244, 249 and 136 and are further examples of Gerz' post HR production of steins made from HR supplied molds.