Hans Ohrt and his family had a long term relationship with Bertin and
imported them directly until the 1970's.
> One small clue about French frame supply:
> I have accumulated some elegant forties frames of
> French character sold by Ohrt of San Francisco(yes,the
> brother of Hans Ohrt).Oscar Juner,formerly of American
> Cyclery,says that these frames were made to Ohrt's
> specification by a silent manufacturer in Saint Etienne.
> Sorry,no specific name.
> Also have an obvious Automoto all labelled up as E.
> Christophe,from St. Etienne.
> What Next,Seth Finkelstein,Santa Cruz CA