Originally Posted by wirewrkr
If it was chrome it was a copy, unless some crazy bastard spent the money.
Browns were not chromed. Luftmeister copies were.
Yes, it had all the appearance of the Brown but chrome of the quality expected of good process. Luftmeister must have got permission/license to do their production. Sounds like that is what it was, then Luftmeister improved the design with the proper relief and chrome finish. In all other ways it looked exactly like the Brown.
Also, there would be no great difficulty in taking a brown, adding the relief properly on a mill and having it chromed.