Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/20

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Subject: Vs: [Leica] Makers of Leica Lenses
From: "Raimo Korhonen" <>
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 18:33:40 +0100

Gluewein? Stay clear of this - get Glühwein instead.
All the best!
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- -----Alkuperäinen viesti-----
Lähettäjä: Jem Kime <>
Vastaanottaja: '' <>
Päivä: 20. tammikuuta 2001 11:48
Aihe: RE: [Leica] Makers of Leica Lenses

>I'm surprised you didn't know this one!
>One afternoon, Max Berek was working on the computations for the lens, then 
>realised he's misplaced his sin/cosine tables with the betting numbers down 
>at the local Wetzlar dog track. Realising all that days mathematical 
>endeavours were wasted he said,
>"Heck! Tea, or maybe something stronger like Sharpo, Lagavullin, Schnapps 
>or Gluewein".
>He realised instantly the day's work had not been in vane, he'd hit upon an 
>ideal name for the lens but due to the strict moral tone of 1920's Germany 
>was unable to include any reference to achohol so left out the latter part 
>of the sentence, and abbreviuated the former to HEK + T + OR.
>Simple ;-)
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Guy Bennett []
>Now, who'll have a go at Hektor?
>L.A. (by the sea)