In a message dated 96-10-28 00:28:08 EST, email@example.com (Ernest Wong) writes: << Made by Lerforder Metallwaren. Umlaut on the 'o' in Lerforder. >> Could that possibly be Lemforder Metallwaren? ("m" instead of "r") Just a guess, but I once had dealings with a German company of that name. They were/are a VW/Audi supplier of high value-added metal fabrications.