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Re: [cw_bugs] Re: help me date this bug

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  • 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 1 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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