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Old 08-26-2018, 10:28 AM
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Hi Bill. Fascinating stuff! Looking forward to reading the book
My Eckold Handformer was made in 1954 in Amsterdam, Holland. How does the Holland connection fit in the Eckold timeline? Would be interesting to find out.
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Old 08-26-2018, 11:27 AM
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Hi Matt. I hope you will enjoy the book. It's gotten a lot of positive comments.


Walter Eckold knew Antony Fokker personally during the 1920 and 30s as both had been involved in German warplane production during WWI. Fokker's company used Eckold products as they transitioned from wood to aluminum aircraft in the 1930s.



Although Fokker died before WWII, Eckold still knew Fokker engineers and went to them when he escaped from the Communists in East Germany hoping to secure financing for the production of his pre-war, and post-war tool designs. The Dutch agreed to become partners as they too were looking for products to sell. That is why there are many Fokker-Eckold tools out there now.
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Old 08-26-2018, 11:29 AM
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Thanks Bill. Knew you'd have the answer - cheers!
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