RE: [CR]Questions on name of Alex Singer...


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From: John Price <jprice@2-10.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: RE: [CR]Questions on name of Alex Singer...
Date: Sat, 25 May 2002 11:57:37 -0600


Thanks - that clears up a lot.

Another question then - are the Alex Singers from the period before E. Csuka joined the company as highly regarded as Csuka's ?

John Price Denver,CO

-----Original Message----- From: Fred Rafael Rednor [mailto:fred_rednor@yahoo.com] Sent: Saturday, May 25, 2002 11:29 AM To: John Price; classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR]Questions on name of Alex Singer...

John,
    The company was started by Singer. Eventually, he brought his nephew Ernest Csuka into the company. (I believe that Ernest's brother also worked at Singer but don't bet your house on that one yet.) Singer passed away and Csuka became the proprietor of the business.
     The name is pronounced "san-zhey". It's not so easy to render in English - the first sylable rhyms with the French pronunciation of their word for wine (i.e. vin). The second sylable is like all those other French words that end in "ger" - like etranger. I hope that helps, I'm really doing my best on this one.
      Regards,
      Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (which is
      near many French restaurants whose waiters
      are kind enough to help you with your French
      pronunciations)