Vintage Haeberlin-Metzger Tin Box A1208

An extremely charming biscuit tin… well, actually, a gingerbread tin… by one of the most legendary manufacturers of gingerbread in Germany.  The closure has air-rusted but otherwise in excellent condition. 5 3/8″ high x 10 3/4″ wide x 5 1/2″ deep.

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The history of the Nuremberg gingerbread can be traced back to the late 15th century. (we thank Google for the translation)

Haeberlein was a pioneer in the manfacturing in the age of industrialization . In 1840 a steam engine was put into operation. Thus, the increased demand could be satisfied with machine production processes. Haeberlein built large factory buildings in the south of Nuremberg, which should ensure a sufficient production volume for the growing market.

Erdmann Staudt from Nuremberg married Madlon Haeberlein. Together they managed the company Heinrich Haeberlein successfully and achieved great profit.  Erdmann Staudt supplied among other customers, the imperial court in Vienna and was for his services was awarded “kuk Hoflieferantentitel”. Haeberlein was also royal Bavarian court supplier. Haeberlein’s products were honored with diplomas and medals at various exhibitions, in 1879 at the exhibition of German confectioners in Würzburg and 1882 at the exhibition in Nuremberg. As trademark was St. George the Dragon Slayer used.

On June 5, 1920, the two companies H. Haeberlein and FG Metzger joined forces to form the “United Nürnberger Lebkuchen- und Schokoladenfabrik Haeberlein-Metzger AG”.  In 1976, the Schoeller Ice foods KG of Schöller Haeberlein-Metzger.  in 1999  what eventually became the pastry division of Schoeller, was integrated into the Haeberlein-Metzger, of the Lambertz Group adopted, which continued Haeberlein as an independent brand.