Your explanation about sterling might be the one, but... what
about the name of this place, Easterling, named after the
provenance of the technology
Hi Denys, And what about “French Toast” and “French Fries” in
America? I’m almost certain there is nothing French about them, and
most persons Francais would probably deny any knowledge of them!
I was thinking about this question after having sent my message. Why
was Easterling (in Germany) called that? Is that what they called the
region themselves, or is that how the English referred to it? There
might be a grain of truth to both explanations, or the answer might
lie somewhere between, or a combination of the two. Could the "East"
of Easterling really have meant the compass direction? Where did this
.925 standard evolve… was it created there, or brought there from
the east, as you have suggested?
We may never know for sure, but it sure is fun to play with the
All the best,
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans’ Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)