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947Re: [cw_bugs] Re: VIBROPLEX Original Deluxe

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  • David Ring
    May 6, 2008
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      Hello Marcelo,


      I agree with you - the Vari-Speed was a brilliant invention. It was
      the idea of the same fellow who invented the FYO paddles which were
      the predessesor of the Bencher paddles. The invention was Joseph A.
      Hills, W8FYO. The Vari-speed came out in 1954, and the FYO paddles
      came out in 1962, just a few years after Vibroplex launched its
      paddles, the Vibrokeyer.

      Both were brilliant designs. But W8FYO only patented the key design.

      FYO paddle http://www.google.com/patents?id=4BtpAAAAEBAJ&dq=hills+telegraph

      73

      David N1EA





      On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 2:20 AM, n2yhq <n2yhq@...> wrote:
      > --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "n2yhq" <n2yhq@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Gang:
      > > Just ordered a new original deluxe bug with the vari speed to slow
      > it
      > > down HIHI. Can't wait to get it.
      > >
      > > 73
      > > Marcelo
      > >
      > Update 05/06/08
      >
      > Yesterday I received the bug and spent a significant amount of time
      > just looking at it!. Seriously, this device is a true engineering
      > masterpiece. How did I spent 47 yrs of my life without having one?. I
      > uploaded its picture under "n2yhq". Now I will have to practice,
      > practice and practice.
      >
      > 73 Marcelo
      >
      >
      > ------------------------------------
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