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  • jerome
    Hi... Please take a look at: http://va7vv.ehpes.com/bug/jm.html where I ve posted several photos of the bug in question. Exactly the size of my Blue Racer, it
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 15, 2009
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      Hi... Please take a look at:

      http://va7vv.ehpes.com/bug/jm.html where I've posted several photos of the bug in question.

      Exactly the size of my Blue Racer, it has no nameplate and no markings. Paint seems original along with most of the hardware.

      If you have any idea of who the manufacturer was, date, or anything else related to this bug, I would be most pleased to hear from you on or off list.

      Thanks,
      Jerome va7vv
      Vancouver
    • Don
      Jerome, Take a look at this site. http://chss.montclair.edu/~pererat/7318.jpg http://chss.montclair.edu/~pererat/m8000.htm It sure looks like the Speedex bug
      Message 2 of 3 , Mar 15, 2009
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        Jerome,

        Take a look at this site.

        http://chss.montclair.edu/~pererat/7318.jpg
        http://chss.montclair.edu/~pererat/m8000.htm

        It sure looks like the Speedex bug shown in the picture.
        Tom says it did not have a label and the base was almose the size
        of the Blue Racer.

        73
        Don, NN8B

        --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "jerome" <romansky2002@...> wrote:
        >
        > Hi... Please take a look at:
        >
        > http://va7vv.ehpes.com/bug/jm.html where I've posted several photos of the bug in question.
        >
        > Exactly the size of my Blue Racer, it has no nameplate and no markings. Paint seems original along with most of the hardware.
        >
        > If you have any idea of who the manufacturer was, date, or anything else related to this bug, I would be most pleased to hear from you on or off list.
        >
        > Thanks,
        > Jerome va7vv
        > Vancouver
        >
      • romers romansky
        Hi Don... yep that s it all right (7318.jpg), for sure! Interesting -- the base is exactly 2.5 and is powder black; the housing for the pivot and vibrator
        Message 3 of 3 , Mar 15, 2009
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          Hi Don... yep that's it all right (7318.jpg), for sure! Interesting -- the base is exactly 2.5" and is powder black; the housing for the pivot and vibrator has a slightly crackle finish.

          It looks like Speed-x started under that name in 1934 and sold to Les Logan in 1937. I suspect from hours of reading on the net, that the narrow base, black, no label bug was probably made between 1934 and 1937.

          Thanks for your help!
          Best,
          jerome - VA7VV

          --- On Sun, 3/15/09, Don <nn8b.oh@...> wrote:
          From: Don <nn8b.oh@...>
          Subject: [cw_bugs] Re: help me date this bug
          To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
          Date: Sunday, March 15, 2009, 7:22 PM

          Jerome,

          Take a look at this site.

          http://chss. montclair. edu/~pererat/ 7318.jpg
          http://chss. montclair. edu/~pererat/ m8000.htm

          It sure looks like the Speedex bug shown in the picture.
          Tom says it did not have a label and the base was almose the size
          of the Blue Racer.

          73
          Don, NN8B

          --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups .com, "jerome" <romansky2002@ ...> wrote:
          >
          > Hi... Please take a look at:
          >
          > http://va7vv. ehpes.com/ bug/jm.html where I've posted several photos of the bug in question.
          >
          > Exactly the size of my Blue Racer, it has no nameplate and no markings. Paint seems original along with most of the hardware.
          >
          > If you have any idea of who the manufacturer was, date, or anything else related to this bug, I would be most pleased to hear from you on or off list.
          >
          > Thanks,
          > Jerome va7vv
          > Vancouver
          >
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