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Re: Wooden Case for Vibroplex Original

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  • nzeronv
    Just measured them David, The thumb piece of my 2007 Original extends 1 & 3/8 inches from the base. The trapezoidal thumb piece on my 1945 Champion measures 1
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 25, 2007
      Just measured them David,

      The thumb piece of my 2007 Original extends 1 & 3/8 inches from the
      base. The trapezoidal thumb piece on my 1945 Champion measures 1 &
      1/2 inches from the base -- just enough to notice when placed in the
      wooden case.

      Jack - N0NV



      --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "David Ring" <n1ea@...> wrote:
      >
      > Jack,
      >
      > I had never noticed that the Champion thumb piece sticks out more than
      > the Original bug.
      >
      > The Champion had a trapezoid shaped thumb piece - and I always thought
      > that was shorter than the long oval of the new type finger piece of
      > the Original. (All old Vibroplex keys had the trapezoid finger
      > pieces, but the Champion kept the old style for some reason.
      >
      > I'll have to go measure my Champion.
      >
      > 73
      >
      > DR
      >
      > On 10/26/07, nzeronv <nzeronv@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hello to the group:
      > >
      > > Another small matter is that my old Champion bug fits too snugly,
      > > lengthwise. The thumb piece contacts the interior wall, and could
      > > potentially be damaged if the case was to fall on that end. I imagine
      > > the same would hold true for a Lightning Bug.
      > >
      >
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