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    Labeling of Rema patch kits

    Just picked up a "private label" patch kit from my LBS that contained a few REMA brand patches in it. I noticed that they were marked as being made in W. Germany. Out of curiosity, are they still labeled as such, or did they sell me some left over Cold War era relics?

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    Rema is German company, and most of their stuff is made there. As for the Reagan era reference to West Germany, probably a failure to "correct" low priority printed matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
    Rema is German company, and most of their stuff is made there. As for the Reagan era reference to West Germany, probably a failure to "correct" low priority printed matter.
    I had suspected that it was just my LBS cleaning out the junk drawer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leicanthrope View Post
    I had suspected that it was just my LBS cleaning out the junk drawer.
    Might be that too, but I was a Rema wholesaler for almost 30 years and in all that time, they never changed anything, except changing from a pressed metal box to a plastic one, but still green. I'm not sure that reunification would have been enough for them to revisit the text.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leicanthrope View Post
    I had suspected that it was just my LBS cleaning out the junk drawer.
    FWIW the Rema patches I bought last year are labeled "made in Germany" both on the box and the patches themselves... no "W" or "West" anywhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hendo252 View Post
    FWIW the Rema patches I bought last year are labeled "made in Germany" both on the box and the patches themselves... no "W" or "West" anywhere...
    So they did update the text, now the next question is when.
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    Another data point. I have a cardboard box of 100 Rema patches bought about 4 or 5 years ago and it says "Made in Germany" and no "W" or "West" anywhere on mine either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
    I'm not sure that reunification would have been enough for them to revisit the text.
    Awesome!

    I hear the proposed new name for that area is Bavarian Putinville...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
    Another data point. I have a cardboard box of 100 Rema patches bought about 4 or 5 years ago and it says "Made in Germany" and no "W" or "West" anywhere on mine either.
    Same thing for me too. 5yr old box of 100, no W.

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