Interior Finishes

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Interior Finishes

#1 Post by Jim Wayman »

Does anyone know what "Kunst L. F. Pond" translates to? It is a description of some interior finish.

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#2 Post by Dick Roth »

Well...Kunstleder is leatherette. Pond is a mystery to me. The Kunst part generally refers to "imitation" something...

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#3 Post by Peter Schueren »

Jim,
something is missing here. Could you take a picture of this fragment?
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Peter

The document I have has a column with the exact heading (Kunst L. F. Pond) mentioned above. I know it is for some kind of upholstery material, but not where it goes.
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#5 Post by Peter Schueren »

Jim,
"Pond" is a bit strange.. could it be "Fond"? meaning backseats or rear??? Porsche cars were built in a very thrifty part of Germany ("sell your dog and bark yourself"). Maybe only the front seats were (partly) covered in real leather and the back in "imitation leather".

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#6 Post by Joris Koning »

Hey Jim,

What year is the document?

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