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  • ai4re
    ... the name ... Well, I guess if you flip it over and you see the pins coming out of the bottom, you know they re pinned in. Since nobody else has answered
    Message 1 of 12 , Sep 6, 2007
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      --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "David Ring" <n1ea@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hello everyone,
      >
      > Someone told me that the new Vibroplex keys don't have drive pins,
      the name
      > plates are glued on. Can somone confirm?

      Well, I guess if you flip it over and you see the pins coming out of
      the bottom, you know they're pinned in.

      Since nobody else has answered yet, I'll try to remember to look at my
      fairly recent original bug when I get home.

      John
      Ai4RE
    • Donald Kemp
      Hi All, My 100th Anniversary Original is pinned and my Know Code straight key is pinned. ... -- 73, Don, NN8B
      Message 2 of 12 , Sep 6, 2007
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        Hi All,
         
        My 100th Anniversary Original is pinned and my Know Code straight key is pinned.

         
        On 9/6/07, ai4re <ai4re@...> wrote:

        --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "David Ring" <n1ea@...> wrote:
        >
        > Hello everyone,
        >
        > Someone told me that the new Vibroplex keys don't have drive pins,
        the name
        > plates are glued on. Can somone confirm?

        Well, I guess if you flip it over and you see the pins coming out of
        the bottom, you know they're pinned in.

        Since nobody else has answered yet, I'll try to remember to look at my
        fairly recent original bug when I get home.

        John
        Ai4RE




        --
        73,
        Don, NN8B
      • k4oso
        I have some old Vibroplexes that do not have pins, but are glued on. If the nameplate has pins, it is readily obvious.....you can see them from the top. You
        Message 3 of 12 , Sep 6, 2007
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          I have some old Vibroplexes that do not have pins, but are glued on.
          If the nameplate has pins, it is readily obvious.....you can see them
          from the top. You don't have to turn the key over.
          Milt k4oso
          th--- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "ai4re" <ai4re@...> wrote:
          >
          > --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "David Ring" <n1ea@> wrote:
          > >
          > > Hello everyone,
          > >
          > > Someone told me that the new Vibroplex keys don't have drive
          pins,
          > the name
          > > plates are glued on. Can somone confirm?
          >
          > Well, I guess if you flip it over and you see the pins coming out
          of
          > the bottom, you know they're pinned in.
          >
          > Since nobody else has answered yet, I'll try to remember to look at
          my
          > fairly recent original bug when I get home.
          >
          > John
          > Ai4RE
          >
        • John Snell
          I have a few Vibroplexes ( http://www.morsemad.com/vib.htm ) and most of the labels are pinned, but from about 1979 in my collection ( a brown based Lightning
          Message 4 of 12 , Sep 7, 2007
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            I have a few Vibroplexes ( http://www.morsemad.com/vib.htm )
            and most of  the labels are pinned, but from about 1979 in my collection ( a brown based Lightning ) the labels are glued on.
            Hope that's of some help.  John / www.morsemad.com
             
          • Tim Soxman
            ... 73 Tim W3ZVT
            Message 5 of 12 , Sep 7, 2007
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              John Snell wrote:

              I have a few Vibroplexes ( http://www.morsemad .com/vib. htm )
              and most of  the labels are pinned, but from about 1979 in my collection ( a brown based Lightning ) the labels are glued on.
              Hope that's of some help.  John / www.morsemad. com
               

            • Tim Soxman
              Message 6 of 12 , Sep 7, 2007
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                k4oso wrote:

                I have some old Vibroplexes that do not have pins, but are glued on.
                If the nameplate has pins, it is readily obvious..... you can see them
                from the top. You don't have to turn the key over.
                Milt k4oso
                th--- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups .com, "ai4re" <ai4re@...> wrote:
                >
                > --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups .com, "David Ring" <n1ea@> wrote:
                > >
                > > Hello everyone,
                > >
                > > Someone told me that the new Vibroplex keys don't have drive
                pins,
                > the name
                > > plates are glued on. Can somone confirm?
                >
                > Well, I guess if you flip it over and you see the pins coming out
                of
                > the bottom, you know they're pinned in.
                >
                > Since nobody else has answered yet, I'll try to remember to look at
                my
                > fairly recent original bug when I get home.
                >
                > John
                > Ai4RE
                >
                The only Vibroplex keys with glued on plates were the Maine keys.  Those were also the only brown/beige keys.


                 


              • David Ring
                Fascinating, Tim. I remember Betsy from Vibroplex told me that some of the keys - and I thought she meant the new keys - were glued on. The newest key I have
                Message 7 of 12 , Sep 7, 2007
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                  Fascinating, Tim.  I remember Betsy from Vibroplex told me that some of the keys - and I thought she meant the new keys - were glued on.  The newest key I have is the Blue Racer 2000 - I have a passion for blue.  Every time I pass "Key Storage Central" - I forget to look at the key.  I rotate the keys, they all have different personalities.

                  It is really funny, I like sending on the Lightning Bug best, but I generally use the Original because it has a wider range - or at least I think it has a wider range.

                  I recently was given back (it was on long term loan) my Champion which I bought used in 1965 - I got it back last year after about 35 years on loan.  I undressed it, put the parts in a ultrasonic cleaner, then cleaned the base gently with a vegetable brush - putting it all back in a 140 degree toaster oven to dry off for three or four hours.

                  Works nice - but I still take it off line and put in another bug - right now I'm using one of my favorite bugs - McElroy S600 tear drop chrome bug.  It went to reform school recently and got its mainspring replaced in a delicate operation by a top notch machinest at the W3ZVT key restoration service  in PA - after recovery it worked so sweet.    Someone had made a repair not knowing how important it was to use the same thickness mainspring and put in a double thick one - which wouldn't vibrate much.

                  Here is some fabulous work done by the W3ZVT key restoration service: http://www.qsl.net/sv1edy/keypicture/256.htm

                  73

                  DR

                  David N1EA
                  =30=



                  On 9/7/07, Tim Soxman <tims@...> wrote:
                  k4oso wrote:

                  I have some old Vibroplexes that do not have pins, but are glued on.
                  If the nameplate has pins, it is readily obvious.....you can see them
                  from the top. You don't have to turn the key over.
                  Milt k4oso
                  th--- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "ai4re" <ai4re@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "David Ring" <n1ea@> wrote:
                  > >
                  > > Hello everyone,
                  > >
                  > > Someone told me that the new Vibroplex keys don't have drive
                  pins,
                  > the name
                  > > plates are glued on. Can somone confirm?
                  >
                  > Well, I guess if you flip it over and you see the pins coming out
                  of
                  > the bottom, you know they're pinned in.
                  >
                  > Since nobody else has answered yet, I'll try to remember to look at
                  my
                  > fairly recent original bug when I get home.
                  >
                  > John
                  > Ai4RE
                  >
                  The only Vibroplex keys with glued on plates were the Maine keys.  Those were also the only brown/beige keys.


                   


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