I bought a new item and the company is Trudeau. On the bottom of the
package, it says "Fabrique en Chine". I'm thinking Chine is a little
town in France that has local skilled craftsmen making quality products.
Damn, wish I had taken French in High School so I'd know where Chine is.
If I ever go to France, I'll visit the town
None of that crap from the Orient for me, I'm buying quality from Chine.
French, you know.
It is funny and most people take at face value that such a label means
the product was made there.
My wife chides me about buying glasses from Zenni optical at one fifth
of what I paid in the US. I show her the US glass case that says, Made
Just looking at some clip on sun glasses Made in USA bought 20 years ago
in France for 70 francs which I thought was outrageous at the time.
I'm sure the OP knows that and was posting facetiously.
There was a story ( don't think it was true) that there was a city in
Japan named "Usa"...so products made in Japan could be labeled "Made in USA"
Ironically, after a buy-out I was once employed by the Japanese battery
manufacturer "Yuasa" for five years. They made it clear that it would be
turned over to another company (American) at the end of the five year
period...and they were good for their word.
They gave us Turkey's at Thanksgiving...which none of the American owned
companies I worked for ever did.
Let me guess? They were sold to Italian company,
in the north part of Italy. Now the company is
called Upper Yuasa.
And the computer company that used to be in
Timbuktu. Sold to Mr. Wi San, from Japan.
Now the company is called Wibuktu.
Christopher A. Young
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On 4/6/2015 12:42 AM, Snuffy "Hub Cap" McKinney wrote:
It really depends on who does the engineering. China is capable of
making good quality, but they can still make cheap junk if specified.
Last time I was in Italy my rental car was the French Citroen. I was
impressed with all the goodies it had in it. Not so sure I'd buy one
though, they do a good job with wine, cheese and bread though.
Even though this thread started as a poke at Chine, it did cause me to
think about the products Made in France that I encounter. Basically,
I came up with your list plus Airbus. But I don't recall actually
buying a MiF product. I've bought some flower pots and frying pans Made
in Italy where the Italianness is entirely incidental. But nothing like
that from France.
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