Thanks Craig, He checked it out more and this was his responsehttp://www.rbjb.com/rbjb/rbjbboard/messages/808191.html
The price was right - free. I got it from someone who bought it a while back on Ebay for $1500 to see about making some type of smoker/cooker out of it and has too many projects going on. Wanted to find someone that could make some use out of it and offered it to me.
I don't think it is Chinese or Itailian, now. I pulled the covers off of it to check it out and even the writing on the inside and on the parts is in German. I ordered a voltage converter and plan on giving it a try and see how it heats up. I had planned on building a traditional wood fired, stone pizza oven this spring and if I can figure this out I am going to build it into my outdoor kitchen instead. I am pretty excited to get it going.