Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 21:00:13 -0500 From: Gerald Cohen Subject: doppkit, Doppelt In a 1/26/98 message on "doppkit" Jim Rader wrote: The "Style" section of the Aug. 1995 issue of illustrates a Dopp kit and states in the caption that "[it was] developed by Charles Doppelt around 1919." Take this for whatever it's worth. Incidentally, Elsdon Smith's _American Surnames_ says of the name "Doppelt": "The German DOPPELT and the Norwegian GEMELL record the man born at the same time as another, a twin." German "doppelt," of course, means "double." --Gerald Cohen gcohen[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]