Repaired pre serial blank brake bridge by factory?
So I bought a Hutch Frame that had a double brake bridge. It was welded together like a double thick drop out would be. Upon closer inspection I noticed a crack at the bottom of the key hole in the bottom brake bridge. The crack had been welded together, and a second stamped brake bridge welded to it. Now the really strange part, and I have never seen this done, on the head tube they added reinforcing rings similar to the National Pro for example. At first I thought that perhaps this was done as a home repair, but where would they get a stamped brake bridge that shows no signs of being hacked out of another frame? The frame was also chromed after the repair, so I was thinking that because it appears to only be chromed once ( no loss of detail in stamping and no other apparent layers in head tube or bb shell) it might have started life as a painted frame?
Let me know if there is a way to post pictures.
Just curious about any insight people might have.