F.W. Assmann & Söhne, Lüdenscheid

Uniformknöpfe und Abzeichen
Gartenstrasse 11

  • LDO Number : L/64
  • Number of the Präsidialkanzlei : 35
  • Number of the Reichszeugmeisterei for badges and insignia : M1/17
  • Number of the Reichszeugmeisterei for Belt Buckles : M4/39
  • Number of the Reichszeugmeisterei for uniform accessories: M5/8
  • Number of the Reichszeugmeisterei for “Tagungs- und Veranstaltungsabzeichen” : M9/1
  • Number of the Reichszeugmeisterei for für NSDAP “Dienstzeitmedaillen” : M11/20

Other proven, produced badges during the second world war :

  • Panzer Assault Badge
  • Observers Badge
  • Pilot Badge
  • Parachute Badge
  • General Assault Badge

The company “F.W. Assmann and Sons “was founded in 1794 by Leopold Wilhelm I Assmann and produced brass buckles. 1803 took over the son Leopold Wilhelm II Assmann the leadership until it passed to his death in 1825 to his stepbrother Friedrich Wilhelm Assmann. Over the years, more products have been added to the range, including buttons for the garment industry. These were later also delivered to the military, which also expressed the need for medals and awards. Assmann searched for further production sites and found them in Austria with Heinrich Ulbricht “Ulbrichts widow”. After the Second World War, the company of the Alpine region took over the German company and buried the name Assmann to use its own. Although “Assmann and Sons” has always supplied the military and was familiar with the products of high quality materials such as brass and tombak, no infantry assault badges made of high quality material are known. There are probably hollow versions, which were covered with a layer of brass, which, however, probably served only as a better adhesion of the silver plating.  


Source :  

  • The Reidemeister from 21.07.1971  
  • NETZEITUNG AUTO & TECHNIK: Ulbrichts widow is big in the business of 16.09.2007  
  • Sample sheets 1937 of the company F.W. Assmann and sons, Lüdenscheid  
  • www.assmann-wsw.com

A contemporary photo with an IAB in Assmann design.