Too, interesting that once the custodian was provided with a value, he was never to be heard from again?
Wolfgang on Kettners:
>>Niederlassung means branch, Zweigniederlassung means subsidiary
in the German dewiki :
On January 23, 1884, the company Eduard Kettner was entered in the Cologne Commercial Register and the first Kettner hunting store was opened in the heart of the cathedral city. At the beginning of the 20th century, Kettner was one of the first mail-order companies in Germany. Kettner acquired factories in Suhl (Thuringia) and Porz (Cologne), where thousands of hunting weapons were produced and subsequently exported.
In 1925, the Bühring family purchased Kettner and expanded the headquarters in Cologne. The company was first managed by Friedrich Bühring's father-in-law, the well-known "Patronen-Dornheim". He was the owner of G.C. Dornheim AG from Lippstadt, a weapons and ammunition wholesaler with seven branches in Germany and abroad.<<