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Re: [Rollei] What did you do in the war? (long)

At 07:16 PM 5/20/03 +0200, Q.G. de Bakker wrote:
>By then (but this is another story), the "Treuhandanstalt" responsible for
>restoring the parts that had formed the Pentacon-Kameracombinat to their
>rightful, former owners, had squandered best part of the K.-W. C.A. Noble
>company (including patents and trademarks) to Jos. Schneider Feinwerktechnik
>in Dresden.
>This latter company has nothing to do with the well-known optical company of
>the same name. The Dresden company was newly founded in 1991 by Heinrich
>Manderman, West-German importer of Beroflex and other "East" products.

Heinrich Manderman OWNS Schneider-Kreuznach, so he may use their name as he
wishes.  In any event, the banks foreclosed on the Noble works and the
direct line of the Guthe and Thorsche concern ended when a new company
bought the remnants.


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