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  • David Ring
    Oh, this will make what I said clearer. Around 1980 a new model of Original key was introduced called the Original Presentation model. It is just an Original
    Message 1 of 8 , Aug 2, 2008
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      Oh, this will make what I said clearer.

      Around 1980 a new model of Original key was introduced called the Original Presentation model.  It is just an Original with a gold top plate and a jeweled movement.   In other words - the DISTINGUISHING feature of the Presentation that made it a whole different type of key - the La Hiff adjustable mainspring was DISCONTINUED as a cost cutting measure.

      Thus the key just became the Original model with a Presentation finish.

      Other cost cutting measures were done like removing the silver braid across the jeweled contacts to improve conductivity across the non-conductive synthetic ruby.  I believe the jewels that Vibroplex now uses are conductive.

      The screw which held the trunnion pin (note correct spelling - Vibroplex spells it incorrectly) in place has been removed to save labor and materials costs.

      73

      DR
    • k4oso
      David, Your utterings have been saved alongside other, prior jewels of knowledge. Thanks, Milt K4OSO ... Original ... and a ... the ... Hiff ... finish. ...
      Message 2 of 8 , Aug 2, 2008
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        David,
        Your utterings have been saved alongside other, prior jewels of
        knowledge.
        Thanks,
        Milt K4OSO

        --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "David Ring" <n1ea@...> wrote:
        >
        > Oh, this will make what I said clearer.
        >
        > Around 1980 a new model of Original key was introduced called the
        Original
        > Presentation model. It is just an Original with a gold top plate
        and a
        > jeweled movement. In other words - the DISTINGUISHING feature of
        the
        > Presentation that made it a whole different type of key - the La
        Hiff
        > adjustable mainspring was DISCONTINUED as a cost cutting measure.
        >
        > Thus the key just became the Original model with a Presentation
        finish.
        >
        > Other cost cutting measures were done like removing the silver
        braid across
        > the jeweled contacts to improve conductivity across the non-
        conductive
        > synthetic ruby. I believe the jewels that Vibroplex now uses are
        > conductive.
        >
        > The screw which held the trunnion pin (note correct spelling -
        Vibroplex
        > spells it incorrectly) in place has been removed to save labor and
        materials
        > costs.
        >
        > 73
        >
        > DR
        >
      • David Ring
        I just wanted to help some new comer who pays top dollar for a Presentation only to find it is a fancy Original. 73 DR
        Message 3 of 8 , Aug 2, 2008
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          I just wanted to help some new comer who pays top dollar for a Presentation only to find it is a fancy Original.

          73
          DR

          On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 10:25 AM, k4oso <k4oso@...> wrote:
          David,
          Your utterings have been saved alongside other, prior jewels of
          knowledge.
          Thanks,
          Milt K4OSO

           --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "David Ring" <n1ea@...> wrote:
          >
          > Oh, this will make what I said clearer.
          >
          > Around 1980 a new model of Original key was introduced called the
          Original
          > Presentation model.  It is just an Original with a gold top plate
          and a
          > jeweled movement.   In other words - the DISTINGUISHING feature of
          the
          > Presentation that made it a whole different type of key - the La
          Hiff
          > adjustable mainspring was DISCONTINUED as a cost cutting measure.
          >
          > Thus the key just became the Original model with a Presentation
          finish.
          >
          > Other cost cutting measures were done like removing the silver
          braid across
          > the jeweled contacts to improve conductivity across the non-
          conductive
          > synthetic ruby.  I believe the jewels that Vibroplex now uses are
          > conductive.
          >
          > The screw which held the trunnion pin (note correct spelling -
          Vibroplex
          > spells it incorrectly) in place has been removed to save labor and
          materials
          > costs.
          >
          > 73
          >
          > DR
          >



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