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  • Earl Needham
    Looking at http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180089590189 what does the term Fast Lever mean? It s actually printed on the box, and makes
    Message 1 of 5 , Mar 6, 2007
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      Looking at
      http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180089590189 what
      does the term "Fast Lever" mean? It's actually printed on the box,
      and makes me think it was some kind of option directly from Vibroplex.

      Thanks,
      Earl

      KD5XB
      Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
    • Scott Laughlin
      Earl, I have a US Army Signal Corps bug dated January 1943. I ve never been able to slow it down below 20 wpm. When I get enough weight for the job it stops
      Message 2 of 5 , Mar 6, 2007
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        Earl,

        I have a US Army Signal Corps bug dated January 1943. I've never been
        able to slow it down below 20 wpm. When I get enough weight for the
        job it stops making dits. In my humble opinion, it's the length of the
        blade that determines the minimum speed at which it will make dits.
        And I think if I were to fabricate an extension to the blade it would
        operate at something less than 20.

        I guess that's not really an answer; it's an opinion.

        73 de Scott

        --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, Earl Needham <needhame1@...> wrote:
        >
        >
        > Looking at
        > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180089590189 what
        > does the term "Fast Lever" mean? It's actually printed on the box,
        > and makes me think it was some kind of option directly from Vibroplex.
        >
        > Thanks,
        > Earl
        >
        > KD5XB
        > Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
        > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
        >
      • k4oso@aol.com
        Hi Earl, Don t have a clue about the Fast Lever terminology. Looked very closely at the lever and didn t notice anything obvious. Perhaps it has the
        Message 3 of 5 , Mar 6, 2007
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          Hi Earl,
          Don't have a clue about the "Fast Lever" terminology. Looked very closely
          at the lever and didn't notice anything obvious. Perhaps it has the Jeweled
          cups for lower friction on the pin. Or something like that. Why not give
          Betsy a call to see if she can shed some light on it.
          73, Milt k4oso
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        • Earl Needham
          ... Well, I called, and asked. She said she thought they were just trying to let a buyer know that it was a fast bug. I asked if they did anything special for
          Message 4 of 5 , Mar 6, 2007
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            At 11:20 AM 3/6/2007, k4oso@... wrote:
            >Hi Earl,
            >Don't have a clue about the "Fast Lever" terminology. Looked very closely
            >at the lever and didn't notice anything obvious. Perhaps it has the Jeweled
            >cups for lower friction on the pin. Or something like that. Why not give
            >Betsy a call to see if she can shed some light on it.
            >73, Milt k4oso

            Well, I called, and asked.

            She said she thought they were just trying to let a buyer
            know that it was a fast bug. I asked if they did anything special
            for the "FAST LEVER" designation, and she sounded like she hadn't
            heard of that marking before. So I don't know.

            Thanks all,
            Earl

            KD5XB -- Earl Needham
            Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
          • k4oso@aol.com
            Earl, After reviewing the Vibroplex Original Parts list, I concluded the Fast Lever just might be the Standard equipped with the Upper Trunion Screw w/jewel
            Message 5 of 5 , Mar 6, 2007
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              Earl,
              After reviewing the Vibroplex Original Parts list, I concluded the Fast
              Lever just might be the Standard equipped with the Upper Trunion Screw w/jewel
              and the Lower Trunion Screw w/jewel. Each of these would add approximately
              $6.00 to the cost of the key, and at least theoretically reduce friction
              (increase speed) at higher speeds. Don't confuse these with the decorative
              ornamental red piece that sits on top of the mainframe.
              Milt k4oso

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