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941Re: [cw_bugs] Re: VIBROPLEX Original Deluxe

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  • David Ring
    May 2, 2008
      The "Standard" version of the Anniversary Original Semi-automatic
      Vibroplex as well as the Millenium 2000 Blue Racer are both Deluxe
      (jeweled movement) bugs dressed in plain clothes.

      All other "Standard" versions of Vibroplex have the standard,
      non-jeweled movement with the narrowed tapered pointed end of the top
      and bottom spindle of the lever sitting in empty cups at the end of
      the trunion (top and bottom) screws. The jeweled movement has the
      rounded end (instead of a point these look like an elbow) of the
      spindle fitting in the top and bottom jeweled cups,

      The 100th Anniversary Original was supplied with Black finger pieces -
      which was what was used 100 years ago! It is the ONLY deluxe bug ever
      made with black finger pieces and a painted base. While the Millenium
      2000 Blue Racer had red finger pieces, but it had a blue epoxy painted
      base - making it the first deluxe Vibroplex to have a painted base
      since the World War II bugs produced 1942-45 during the chrome
      rationing. The Millenium 2000 Blue Racer is really a new model of the
      Original bug - just put on a narrow base. The miniature hardware
      (yoke, vibrator, etc.) of the Blue Racer are NOT used, but modern
      Original parts are. So it is a Original on a narrow base, with
      jeweled movement and a blue painted base. The "Deluxe" version of
      this key only adds a chrome base as the key already has jeweled
      movement.

      73

      David N1EA
      =30=
      On 5/2/08, k4oso <k4oso@...> wrote:
      > Dick,
      > That 100th Anniversary is real "eye candy", eh? I "acquired" a very
      > lightly used one a short time ago. Mine has the jewelled mainframe
      > and red fingerpieces. Really adds sparkle to the operating desk.
      > 73, Milt
      >
      > k4oso
      >
      >
      > --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, hermit <hermit@...> wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > Mike -
      > >
      > > My XYL got me the Anniversary bug for Christmas '07 and I am unable
      > to
      > > find any blemishes at all. I think you will be well pleased. It's
      > > gorgeous.
      > >
      > > 73
      > >
      > > Dick KB3OMJ
      > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >Mike:
      > > >
      > > >Let us know what you think of your new 100th Anniversary Original
      > > >after it arrives.
      > > >
      > > >Jack - N0NV
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >--- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, Mike Markowski <mm@> wrote:
      > > >>
      > > >> Marcelo, George, & all,
      > > >>
      > > >> Enjoy the new bug, Marcelo! I hope you'll have time to post a
      > review.
      > > >> It's always helpful for new bug users like me to hear other new
      > buyers'
      > > >> impressions.
      > > >>
      > > >> I'm awaiting my 100th Anniv Orig bug here. There's a backlog of
      > > >about 3
      > > >> to 4 weeks. Vibroplex web page says the 100th Anniv bug is sold
      > at 25%
      > > >> off because they can't guarantee the quality of the base. So I
      > called
      > > >> and asked what kind of blemishes I might expect. Betsy at
      > Vibroplex
      > > >> says that the maker of the bases has worked out the problems (I
      > almost
      > > >> said 'bugs') and that now the bases are fine. In her
      > words, "But the
      > > >> boss says to keep selling at the sale price and word has gotten
      > round."
      > > >> So $157 might just be a steal. I haven't received mine to
      > verify
      > > >this
      > > >> but will be happy to post a follow up after the bug arrives if
      > > >anyone is
      > > >> interested.
      > > >>
      > > >> Also, Marcelo, you might not even need to slow it down. I think
      > with
      > > >> the standard weight you can go down to about 20 or so wpm. At
      > least
      > > >> with my old Lionel J-36 with the weight out to the end, it goes
      > pretty
      > > >> slow. But the ca. WW-II bearings might also be worn! :-)
      > > >>
      > > >> 73,
      > > >> Mike ab3ap
      > > >>
      > > >> George Osier wrote:
      > > >> > FB Marcelo !!! I have the Vari-Speed and have used it quite a
      > bit
      > > >but my
      > > >> > favorite still is the Extendadot !! If you have never used
      > paddles it
      > > >> > shouldnt take long to get the knack of the bug !!
      > > >> >
      > > >> > Good luck and have fun !!!!
      > > >> >
      > > >> > George , N2JNZ
      > > >> > SKCC 2836T
      > > >> > Vibroplex 100th Anniversary Original here
      > > >> > ----- Original Message -----
      > > >> > From: "n2yhq" <n2yhq@>
      > > >> >> Just ordered a new original deluxe bug with the vari speed to
      > slow it
      > > >> >> down HIHI. Can't wait to get it.
      > > >> >>
      > > >> >> 73
      > > >> >> Marcelo
      > > >>
      > > >
      > >
      >
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