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    1. Walt Duncan

      Walt Duncan New Member

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      Long story short, we are a forensic investigations firm that provides product failure analysis for the insurance industry. We are the industry leader in being able to identify most product manufacturers. However, we have a product - a faucet - that we are having trouble with.

      The only marking is on the base of the faucet.
      faucet.jpg
      Any thoughts on the mark would be appreciated.

      Best regards.
       
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    3. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      Doesn't look familiar to me I'm afraid
       
    4. Walt Duncan

      Walt Duncan New Member

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      Thanks Chief Clicker! :)
       
    5. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      You're welcome, but I'm sorry not to have been more help. Usually engravings on parts are one or more of the following:

      1) Recycling symbols
      2) Regulatory symbols
      3) Material type
      4) Date of manufacture
      5) Tooling/mould cavity no.

      I've never seen anything like the one in the photo, though. I've included this discussion in our LinkedIn Group email announcement, so maybe someone else will offer a suggestion soon.
       
    6. Walt Duncan

      Walt Duncan New Member

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      No worries. Thank you for any further assistance. MANY of these are made in China and are a challenge to identify. Thank you for any further assistance.
       
    7. LinkedIn Gopher

      LinkedIn Gopher Little furry chap

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      Ive found that L€ is a phonetic for Lee.

      https://sensiblechinese.com/chinese-characters/

      The attached link shows that 'Le' is a word for 'completed'.

      I imagine this to be due to the relative complexity of Chinese characters for stamping(s) and what I imagine is a relative abundance of European stamps.

      I would guess that it's a process marking, unless of course it is some bodies name ( but the former seems substantially more likely).

      Hope this helps

      SOURCE
       
    8. Walt Duncan

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      Fantastic! We'll track that through our import sources.

      Thanks much.
       

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