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Forum topic by NedalNooh posted 01-19-2022 02:34 PM 308 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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NedalNooh

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01-19-2022 02:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: woodworkingmachines machines linvincible2000d history

L’invincible machines are made by the famous Italian SCM company. However, older machines (talking about 1960s and early 1970s) were made in Germany. My dad’s combined machine 2000d was made in Germany in the early 1970s but still had SCM on its nameplate. My dad’s friend has an even older L’invincible 1800 that was made in Germany and had no SCM on it.

Anyone has any idea of the history of L’invincible machines?

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#1 posted 01-19-2022 03:36 PM

Hmm. Interesting. Definitely a French name/word and not German. However, due to proximity Germany borrows many words from the French, like napkins are typically called “serviette” even though it is a french word. I think borrowing French words was in vogue for a time. If it was italian name/word there would be an extra “i” towards the end.

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#2 posted 01-19-2022 04:18 PM



Hmm. Interesting. Definitely a French name/word and not German. However, due to proximity Germany borrows many words from the French, like napkins are typically called “serviette” even though it is a french word. I think borrowing French words was in vogue for a time. If it was italian name/word there would be an extra “i” towards the end.

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Agree. it’s certainly French. The thing is, the brand L’invincible was either originally German but acquired by the Italian SCM, or it has always been part of the SCM group but made in Germany in the 1960/70s. Here’s what SCM say on their website:

“The “L’invincibile” is a well-known brand, with which the largest Italian group in the woodworking machinery manufacture sector originally made its mark, over sixty years ago”
LINK

Which I think says it has always been an Italian brand.

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