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Old 07-07-2005, 07:30 AM   #1
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Lateral Transferred Parts (Magazines)

Just dropping in for a moment to post this for the beginning collectors and new members, who have often contenplated, as to how some lateral transerred parts were marked in the original boxes. Below is a magazine marked box originally designated for Rock-ola use and then lateral transferred to Seymour Smith and Sons. Would have been interesting to see how one of the magazines were coded, though?

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Old 07-07-2005, 09:11 AM   #2
 
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Magazines and wrappings

I noticed the cardboard seperations were clean or unstained in the shipping box. Some of the clips I have are wrapped in what appears to be brown, green, or red cheesecloth coated with cosmoline, wax or some preservative. Is this done later for specialty storage or in the field? I acquired these in seperate groups and each group was wrapped in one color. Are the colors significant to manufactures or storage depots? I haven't opened any to ID code marks and do not plan to, but wondered if wrappings povide ID clues?
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Old 07-07-2005, 10:45 AM   #3
 
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Those waxed-cloth wrappings were by the manufacturers. The colors don't mean anything. Maybe some makers stuck with one color wrap, but they didn't have to. I've seen a lot of circle B mags in the reddish brown wrap. Often, you'll remove the cloth only to find a rusty magazine because the mags were improperly stored for decades. I wouldn't buy mags in the cloth unless I could unwrap at least one first. It's a conundrum, isn't it? You don't know unless you look, and if it's okay under the cloth you just lost money by opening it.
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Old 07-07-2005, 05:24 PM   #4
 
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wrapped magazines

Appreciate the information. The only ones I bought are tightly wrapped and seem in good condition. As I remember it was six for ten dollars and three were open, three wrapped. I had some given to me recently from a guy that knew I liked carbines and I wouldn't be supprised if a couple of those fall into the rusty group. Their wrapping is almost gumming feeling and one is loosely wrapped. After reading your comment I think I will open at least that one and check condition. I don't have a cirlce B listed but I have one wrapped in redish cloth. I think first I'll look up 'conundrum' for the exact definition because if I told my 'ole' buddies up north I might have a 'conundrum' they might stop coming over for coffee. [/i]
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