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Franz Xaver Huller Franz Xaver Huller (b 12/29/1856 - d 4/19/1936) born in Pechbach, founded his factory in Graslitz in 1880.

Huller Logo The company name was named F.X. Huller. In 1920, Huller’s sons in law: Anton Riedl (b 6/6/1884 d 11/25/1935, married to Susanne Huller 06/06/1911) and Ernst Modl (b 7/4/1892 d 9/7/1972 married to Philippine Huller 09/06/1919) became partners. The name was changed to F.X. Huller & Co. WORLD was the trade name used by Huller. The logo pictured a nude figure.

Anton Riedl was not a craftsman, he was in charge of the management and sales aspects of the business. He died at 51 years of age, and the firm suffered as a result. He died a year before his father in law. His son, Franz Riedl (b 3/3/1927 d 1/9/2008 son from Anton Ried) was but a child of 7 or 8 years at this time.

The company closed during World War 2.

Ernst Modl was the craftsman and inventor. After the war at the age over 60 he started afresh without financing in Neutsadt/Aisch West-Germany initially as a repair shop. The first new instruments were built in the early 1950’s under the name of EMO (from Ernst MOdl). The company used model names of Champion, Professional and World. Franz Riedl, in the footsteps of his father, took responsibility for management and sales.

Ernst Modl died in 1972, and his daughter closed the instrument factory in 1973 (50-60 craftsman had been employed). A supervisor Andreas Schmidt, opened a own workshop in Neustadt/Aisch, where he continues to build trumpets.

From 1973 Franz Riedl has made Aluminum mutes which are well known under the Emo brand.

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