Did you know that in the 1920s, young job seekers came to Metzingen from the neighboring towns and villages to learn the art of glovemaking? They brought what they learned about leatherworking back to their hometowns. This was how so many glove factories were built in Neuhausen. The Schwenkel brothers learned their trade in the respected glove factory belonging to A. Gänsslen jr. and opened their own leather factory on Reutlinger Straße. For seventy years at Schwenkel Areal, sewing machines rattled away at the location that is now named after the brothers. The building was demolished when the company closed its doors. Today, the location has a gotten a new polish that would be at home even in the Golden Twenties!