*BUT WE SPEAK GERMAN AND OTHER LANGUAGES AS WELL.
“Lebber Talp”, the traditional secret language of the oven builders from Bell, is a muddled up form of German. The letters at the back are moved to the front, and individual syllables are spoken backwards.
BELL becomes LEB, PLATT (the name of the dialect spoken in Bell) becomes TALP, and the German word for oven, OFEN, becomes NEFO. An “s” at the end makes the plural, and easy as that we’ve made lots of NEFOS. Longer words are broken up into their syllables, each of which are turned back to front – so the German word BACKOFEN (which also means oven) becomes KABNEFO, HOLZBACKOFEN (wood-burning oven) becomes ZLOHKABNEFO. Sounds complicated, doesn’t it? But, it’s proven successful over centuries! And the Heuft family can still speak this secret language today.
So you can spin it and turn it around any way you like: the best ovens are simply built in Bell!
Perhaps the last place in the world where “Lebber Talp” is still understood and spoken: the Hermann Heuft GmbH production hall
Passing on old knowledge: Managing Director Claus Heuft with his son Tobias
Each of our ovens is a custom-built product
This calls for extensive expertise …
… and precision working
An oven just before completion