1 of 2 The story of papermaking is a tale of survival.
In the early 1900s, the industry in Germany was in crisis.
A German papermaker, Wilhelm Friedrich, had sold his business and was making only a small fortune.
He was one of a growing number of men in the country who were struggling to survive in a harsh economic climate.
“The most important thing is to survive,” Friedrich said in 1905.
“It is the only thing that you can do.
If you die, you die in your own way.
If there is no money in the house, the house has no money.
If the house is not occupied, you can’t have children, no children.”
Friedrich had a lot of experience with life and death in the early 20th century, and he knew that the most important decision a papermaker had to make was whether or not to make paper.
After he was released from prison in 1919, he began to build up his family business.
He sold his house, his printing press, and his equipment.
Friedrich spent the next few years selling his papermaking equipment to other people.
But it was only when he decided to take a gamble on papermaking that he decided he had to start again.
He decided to make a business out of paper.
“I am a man of business.
I make my money by making paper,” Friedrich told his wife.
Friedrich decided to open a papermaking factory in the town of Halle near the German-Austrian border.
The factory was a success.
He made about $3,000 a month in business.
By 1925, Friedrich was a successful business man.
His daughter, Maria, had been a successful artist and she also owned a business.
Friedrich took over the business, and soon he had the money to buy up the equipment and equipment that was needed to make the paper.
And then the paper was ready.
He started making paper at the factory, which was owned by the family of his former employer.
He would sell his goods to other family members, then to the local papermaker to make up the difference.
“Every year we would sell a thousand bags of paper to other papermakers in Halle,” Friedrich recalled in a 2010 interview.
“When we were making paper, the people were saying, ‘Well, this is very nice paper.
“There was no money left to make,” he said. “
“At one point, I lost a hundred thousand dollars.” “
There was no money left to make,” he said.
“At one point, I lost a hundred thousand dollars.”
Friedrich spent $50,000 to buy a large factory.
The first year, he made about 1,000 bags of papers a day, but by 1929, he had a surplus of $6,000.
In 1930, he decided that he needed a bigger factory to make more bags of good paper.
He built a new factory, and then he built another factory.
By this time, the papermaking business was booming.
He used this extra cash to buy machinery, like a steam mill.
“In the 1930s, we were using about 25 tons of paper,” he recalled.
“We were getting all sorts of materials, like coal, wood, steel, rubber.
We were building our own steam engine, and we also built the machinery to make steel.”
The machinery was the biggest source of income for Friedrich, who also had the largest factory in Germany.
He worked out a contract with the local steel industry that gave him a 20 percent cut of every steel mill that produced a ton of steel.
“If we didn’t have a machine, we could make steel for us, and if we had a machine we could manufacture steel for others,” he told Ars.
Friedrich built the biggest factory in Hesse, with the biggest building.
“With the building, the whole thing, it is almost impossible to imagine,” he remembered.
The new papermaking company started making bags of quality paper, and the paper became so good that the German government offered to buy it.
Friedrich started making his first bags of cheap paper in the factory.
“And then the whole business grew,” he explained.
“As the price of paper goes up, the number of customers comes up, so that’s why I made the first bags in that factory.”
Friedrich eventually sold the paper company to a different company.
But Friedrich kept his promise to the German papermakers, and it was around this time that the industry of paper was born.
“Everything was starting to go to paper.
People were selling the papers in the store and also buying them from the factory,” he laughed.
By 1929, the country had become a large papermaking industry.
But when the paper industry started to shrink, Friedrich began to worry.
“So I bought the paper business,” he continued.
“For some years, I was not making much paper.
Then I got the idea that I could make more money by doing this.