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Old 08-06-12, 05:10 PM
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Wittkop and Wittkopp saddles

I've seen saddles with both these spellings, what's going on?
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Old 08-06-12, 05:41 PM
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Lycett and Lycetts too
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Yes, also Middlemores and Middlemore on the same saddle, although this time I meant different saddles, some Wittkop, others Wittkopp.
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I've never been able to find out why Lycett(s) appeared both ways. Have you ruled out a double pp as not a grammatical nuance in German? All I know is "Ich bin der chrome dinette"

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I know that Lycett started as Edward Lycett Ltd and were taken over by Brooks in the late 30s.

Kop and Kopp seem to be variations of 'head' in German.
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It's Dutch, not German. Just one P needed, it means "whitehead". In German it would be "weisskopf".

(although the brand itself is German, perhaps founded by a Dutch/Belgian immigrant?)

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Thanks, yes, Wittkop Sattel of Germany, although it doesn't explain Wittkopp - and both had the emblem of a spider on a web. Maybe there's no answer?
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