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Re: [cw_bugs] Re: blue racers

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  • 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 1 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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