In the years 1940/41 major controversies occurred between the director of the Bru-Bu pipe works and some of his workers ending with a breakup between employer and employees. To avoid to become unemployed, the Stich brothers and their sons, 7 persons all in all who had partially been working for Bru-Bu for 46 years, decided to join forces and to establish a pipe workshop of their own in 1941. A very courageous decision in those war years. The family clan managed to gather a capital of CHF 21.000 and the Pfeifengenossenschaft Stich Söhne was founded.
Like the other pipe brands in the community of Kleinlützel in the Canton of Solothurn - Bru-Bu (founded by Joseph Brunner) and Tschan (founded by Moritz Tschan) -, the Stichs began with traditional Swiss pipes like the Bündner, Schwyzer, Appenzeller or Tessin types. In 1945 the production of walking sticks was started follwed by a wide range of other wooden goods to be offered. Classically formed freehand shapes - lines "Classic" or "Romantik" e.g. - enlarged the program from ca. the 1960's on. Stich also offered the more affordable brand Gloriss.
After a conflagration in the factory it was announced that only freehands and the Appenzeller type were produced furthermore. As of 11-08-2008 Stich notified that the pipe production is ceased completely excepting the Lindauer type.
Drechslerei Stich AG Schulstrasse 339 4245 Kleinlützel Switzerland Tel.: +41 61 771 06 02 Fax: +41 61 771 06 45 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: Stich Swiss Pipe