A tribute to Henry Unger

> Fan Art for the UNGER founder

> The Henry Unger window squeegee handle

> Rici Oldag with a creative idea

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When Mark Unger opened this package, he was just amazed. Inside there was a customised window squeegee handle with the portrait of his father Henry Unger on it. This custom edition from glass and building cleaner Rici Oldag is an absolute one-off and left a lasting impression.

"I was really moved by the window squeegee handle with my father's picture on it". This was Mark Unger's first reaction to the unique piece that had been created for him. You don’t often see such a creative way of showing appreciation for a company and its products. When asked how he came up with the idea of making a window squeegee handle with the portrait of the UNGER founder on it, Oldag responded: "I just had that handle in my mind and felt I had to make it." Of course, being an artist he just followed his passion.
Oldag individually decorates squeegee handles and holders completely by hand. From the company logo to pictures of his loved ones, handles that change colour, light up or contain LEDs - everything is possible. He is constantly trying out new variations, until they are perfect. And all this because glass and building cleaners should be able to have something unusual for their everyday work.

Respect and passion are connected

The Henry Unger handle is an example of what passion for the job can achieve. It is that same passion that Henry Unger had when he founded the company over 50 years ago - in a small Hamburg attic apartment. He and his wife started the business from there as a young glass cleaner, before the production moved to Solingen. Henry Unger worked with tireless energy. His driving force: To establish the latest developments from the United States in Germany. In Germany, the glass cleaning sector was not as technically advanced as in the US. He always looked ahead to see how he could make the working conditions of the glass cleaner easier, safer and more efficient. That is how the first UNGER cleaning tools were created.

Have you also given your tools a personal touch - for example with stickers? Or do you still have a really old UNGER tool? Send us your photos via Facebook or by Email to clean@clean-magazine.com.

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