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Postwar optimism                                                             

Shortly after his release as a prisoner of war in 1945, Otto Johannes Müller the company founder possessed the optimism to establish a small business in what was then East Germany.  He had no funds, premises or material. Production took place in his own kitchen, bristles were boiled, animal hair processed and, besides brushes, essential items such as lights were manufactured. To this day, a logo in the form of a mill (Mühle) – Muller– adorns each product. 

The business grew, more workers were employed and the company began to specialise in the manufacture of shaving brushes. By 1963 Mühle products were being exported to 36 countries around the world...