Handschlagbiber

English translation: handmade beaver-tail tiles

11:58 Aug 1, 2020
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / Roof tiles
German term or phrase: Handschlagbiber
The subject of the text is roof tiles predominantly for historic/listed buildings. "Biber" in this case refers to plain or beaver-tail tiles, but I am unsure about the meaning of this word. The sentence in question reads:

"Ob Segmentschnitt, spitze, runde oder gerade Schnitte, in glatten und aufgerauten Oberflächen, mit Rillen, Rippen oder handgestrichen wie Wappenbiber, Augsburger Dombiber oder ein** Handschlagbiber** - Sonderformen und Wunschfarben werden in der [Firmenname]-Manufaktur individuell umgesetzt."

There is a picture of a Handschlagbiber here:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https://www.swertz-bauze...
Sarah Lewis-Morgan
Germany
Local time: 22:00
English translation:handmade beaver-tail tiles
Explanation:

Based on this previous question, I deduced that “Handschlag” means handmade in this case.
https://www.proz.com/kudoz/german-to-english/construction-ci...

So these would be handmade beaver-tail tiles

https://www.frenchterracotta.com/roofing.html
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Brent Sørensen
Germany
Local time: 22:00
Grading comment
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handmade beaver-tail tiles


Explanation:

Based on this previous question, I deduced that “Handschlag” means handmade in this case.
https://www.proz.com/kudoz/german-to-english/construction-ci...

So these would be handmade beaver-tail tiles

https://www.frenchterracotta.com/roofing.html

Brent Sørensen
Germany
Local time: 22:00
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Thank you for your help.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Björn Vrooman: Good thinking. Most likely a made-up German compound. E.g.: "... und ermöglichte dadurch in der Ziegelei neben dem Handschlagen von Ziegeln auch eine erste kleine maschinelle Produktion." https://pisch.at/Ernst/Bildchronik/Leseecke/Josef Klotz.pdf
8 mins

agree  Daniel Arnold: handcrafted may also work, but handmade is just as good :-)
1 day 2 hrs
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