Daniel Swarovski

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Daniel Swarovski, sculpture in Wattens

Daniel Swarovski (né Daniel Swartz;[1] 24 October 1862, Georgenthal bei Gablonz (Czech: Jiřetín pod Bukovou; not Sankt Georgenthal (Czech: Jiřetín pod Jedlovou)), Bohemia (now Czech Republic) - 23 January 1956, Wattens) was an Austrian glass cutter and jeweller born in Bohemia. His father was a Slovak glass cutter who owned a small glass factory, and Swarovski first learned the art of glass-cutting in his father's factory. In 1892 he patented an electric cutting machine that facilitated the production of lead crystal glass jewellery.[2][3][4]

The Swarovski family including Daniel Swarovski were Nazi NSDAP party members, his NSDAP-ID badge number was 6.181.200. [5]

In 1949, Swarovski Optik KG was founded by Wilhelm in Absam, Tyrol. Wilhelm Swarovski, son of the original founder, was 47 years of age.

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  1. ^ [1] Ask.com
  2. ^ All About Swarovski at Crystal Fanatics Club
  3. ^ Callan, Georgina O'Hara; Glover, Cat (2008). The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Fashion and Fashion Designers. Thames & Hudson. p. 248.
  4. ^ "Swarovski: About Us - The Story". Swarovski. Retrieved 2009-11-08. 
  5. ^ http://www.horstschreiber.at/texte/swarovski-in-der-nszeit/