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This appeared in the London Gazette. So by the time Stern et al came to decide on the armament for the Tanks, one assumes the Rexer was no longer available. Am still looking into the exact relationship between Madsen and Rexer. Haven't yet found anything to establish that it was a licensed copy or a rip-off. Case continues.



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Hi James theres a doc on Scribe that you posted some time ago that goes into details the company went bottom up in 1908

http://www.scribd.com/doc/10873444/britain-the-madsen-machine-gun-191418

http://landships.activeboard.com/t34944200/the-madsen-resurfaces/

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Oh, dear. Sorry about that. The glee at finding the Gazette thing temporarily overrode my memory. I shall, though, mount the following, feeble defence:

I'll read the Scribd thing through again, but elsewhere I've found claims that the Rexer Arms Company copied the Madsen a) legally, under licence or b) illegally, and, correspondingly, went bust either through financial mismanagement or because of legal action by Madsen. I shall look further.

Btw, is it me, or is Scribd no longer free? Or not as free as it used to be?

 



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James H wrote:
...but elsewhere I've found claims that the Rexer Arms Company copied the Madsen a) legally, under licence or b) illegally, and, correspondingly, went bust either through financial mismanagement or because of legal action by Madsen. ...

 Yes, I saw that too, in the Danish Military History Society page referred to in http://landships.activeboard.com/t34944200/the-madsen-resurfaces/  (http://www.chakoten.dk/cgi-bin/fm.cgi?n=979#n2) - "Note also reference in the Danish page to licencing problems with the British Rexer forcing the company to cease production."  Unhappily that page no longer exists, furthermore (as if further evidence of the inimical nature of the universe is needed) it is not amongst the 388 billion pages stored - only titchy little American billions to be sure - by the Internet Archive and, even if it were archived, you would take pot luck on retrieval because the Wayback Machine is distinctly buggy at the moment. Resistentialism rules!



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James Don't worry yourself, that one just stuck somewhere in thing I call my brainwink its good to find other corroborating evidence... I had to look that one up, that's a hell of a wordsmile

My impression is Rexer only had a limited right to manufacture and over stepped the mark, at which point the patent owners sued.... 

 

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You are a great comfort, Ivor. The account you give appears to be the case - Rexer tried to sell it where they had promised not to, and Madsen more or less shut them down.

I do not wish to labour the point that Wikipedia is a ludicrous concept that exists mostly for the benefit of certain individualswho use it to scrape together a small amout of self-esteem, who lend their existence some meaning by scoring points off their fellow inadequates, whose pursuit of justification, irrespective of their ignorance, level of literacy, and place on the autism spectrum, leads to their spending large amounts of their otherwise meaningless time lodging complaints, delivering lectures, trading abuse, and squealing about the unfairness of it all . . .

What was I saying? Oh, yes: the Swedish Wiki article on the Madsen contains a small but succinct mention of the Rexer and its fate. The Madsen article on English Wikipedia contains not a word on the subject.



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