Ever wonder how Katzkin, manufacturer of leather seat covers, got its company name? … [Read more...] about How Did Katzkin Get its Company Name?
Did you know that an auto trimmer is responsible for the tuck and roll upholstery featured on the amplifiers and speaker cabinets of some of the most iconic rock bands, including The Grateful Dead and Creedence Clearwater Revival? … [Read more...] about Why Some Guitar Amps are Upholstered
Just because drivers in the 1940s weren't tearing apart their car interiors to install 15 speakers in every panel, doesn't mean they weren't obsessed with their sound systems. In fact, some made pretty wild modifications. … [Read more...] about The Wildest Sound System of the 1940s
The Haartz Corporation is the automotive industry’s leading manufacturer of convertible top fabric, covering nearly every open-air vehicle from the Ford Mustang to Lamborghini Aventador. … [Read more...] about Snapshots from Haartz’s Storied Past
Most auto upholstery shops require employees to wear uniforms, which usually consist of a blue or gray shirt, matching pants and black shoes. It's simple, practical and professional. But not very stylish. Until the early 1900s, trimmers dressed a lot classier — wearing button-down dress shirts, ties, vests and even top hats. Case in point, check out this old staff photo from … [Read more...] about When Auto Trimmers Wore Ties to Work