An important German medal / badge manufacturer was FLL ( Friedrich Linden – Ludenschied ) As an identifier, they used FLL in three circles (F) (L) (L) on many of their third Reich badges.
After the war FLL turned its activity to making simple ’box’ cameras. It is possible to find many variations with different brand names : LINDI, LINDAR , RIMEI, RIMCO and the BRAUN brands like REPORTER where Linden were a contract manufacturer. Where Linden made their OWN brands it is possible to see the same FLL in the same three circles (F) (L) (L) as appeared on the third Reich badges!
The Linden factory is still active - in the same town, but manufacturing something very different than cameras but more close to their original business of badges - but now for cars !
Jaguar, BMW , VW ,Volvo, Nissan and other major cars manufacturers use badges made by FLL.
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LINDEN is a plastic and metalworking supplier for the global automotive and telecommunications market. The focus is on producing sophisticated, decorative plastic parts as well as emblems and lettering.
On their website, the following is stated …
"LINDEN is your specialist for surface-finished components made of plastic. For over 45 years we have worked for the international automotive industry. We develop and produce logos, badges, decorative trims, night applications and operating parts, the highest quality and design standards of OEMs meet. This is one of our core competencies to create with specialty coatings highly polished surfaces, which are a perfect complement to the chromed designs "Thomas Seitz -. Managing Director
FOR OVER 45 YEARS?? ( the TR period has been conveniently sanitised out of the company records! )