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  • k4oso
    David, Your utterings have been saved alongside other, prior jewels of knowledge. Thanks, Milt K4OSO ... Original ... and a ... the ... Hiff ... finish. ...
    Message 1 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 2 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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