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  • spdyTommyT
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    Bring It

    Originally posted by paranday View Post
    Speedy Tommy T says it would be an honor, your honor.
    You may have seen my retro designs if you attended a gathering or two. I am a collector of vintage and do not replace the old with new unless its purely functionally necessary. I have a Nichols, NOS with box, I collect boxes and packaging also, with a mint condition. I wont mount that except for display. I do however have a retro fit Nichols that G-Town and his boys are testing and I have worked on swiv for Zaza. The plastic ball Nichols conversion is the most revolutting swivels I have ever designed!!! if that's even a word??!! Something like thirty revolutions per spin. Zero friction there, but the plastic ball I experiemented with was of cheap plastic so wearing is inevitable do to the Nichols design, which is great, that is why I preserve mine.
    Im currently hitting on a classic Speed Bag Ring from Hutchinson Bros. It may be worth a video or two but I have my beaters and my treasures.
    I have so many videos I need to share or get a publicist videographer.
    The speed bag gatherings are like show and tell and a present exchange with a Chinese auction Silent auction and everybody gives something to the New!!

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  • paranday
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    Originally posted by Speedbag View Post
    Maybe I'll bring it to the New Jersey gathering and let "the gang" give their opinions.
    Speedy Tommy T says it would be an honor, your honor.

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  • Speedbag
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    Originally posted by paranday View Post
    In Texas you can go to jail for that. Better watch out I may bring this up again in a few years.
    OK, OK. you win.

    I'll move it to the other side of the shelf. Maybe I'll bring it to the New Jersey gathering and let "the gang" give their opinions.

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  • paranday
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    Originally posted by Speedbag View Post
    That swivel has not been moved off the shelf since my last posting.
    In Texas you can go to jail for that. Better watch out I may bring this up again in a few years.

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  • Speedbag
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    Originally posted by paranday View Post
    Bump. You need to give us an update on this swivel !
    That swivel has not been moved off the shelf since my last posting.

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  • paranday
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    Bump. You need to give us an update on this swivel !

    Originally posted by Speedbag View Post
    Hey Paranday...

    That swivel is still sitting on a shelf in closet. I never did anything too it yet. Have not tried to clean it or do anything to the finish for I don't want to damage it by amateur cleaning methods, which destroy more antiques than restore them. I seriously doubt the housing will screw off the base IF it is two pieces. The swivel ball housing almost looks like it is part of the board base, I don't see any sign of separation between them, unless it is seriously rusted shut. Right now the ball section is out of the housing and the Width of the "S" won't easily go back through the bottom of the housing.

    The opening on the "S" hook is so small even my most modest bag straps will need to be forced through the gap.

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  • Speedbag
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    Originally posted by Speedbag View Post
    Just got this swivel in and either it is a one piece base and housing, or it is so rusted and frozen the housing won't turn. It really looks like a one piece. Feels like a tank, with a big ball that sticks way out of the housing There is no shank exposed out of the ball so the eye-hook hits the housing. The eye that holds the "s" hook (very small narrow S) can hit on the side or flat part of the well housing.

    pics to follow when I get a chance. may need to try and de-rust the "iron".

    Originally posted by paranday View Post
    Speedbag, what became of this swivel ? Have you bagged with it ?

    Hey Paranday...

    That swivel is still sitting on a shelf in closet. I never did anything too it yet. Have not tried to clean it or do anything to the finish for I don't want to damage it by amateur cleaning methods, which destroy more antiques than restore them. I seriously doubt the housing will screw off the base IF it is two pieces. The swivel ball housing almost looks like it is part of the board base, I don't see any sign of separation between them, unless it is seriously rusted shut. Right now the ball section is out of the housing and the Width of the "S" won't easily go back through the bottom of the housing.

    The opening on the "S" hook is so small even my most modest bag straps will need to be forced through the gap.
    Last edited by Speedbag; 03-21-2015, 03:04 PM.

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  • paranday
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    Speedbag, what became of this swivel ? Have you bagged with it ?

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  • spdyTommyT
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    Originally posted by Speedbag View Post
    Maybe I should send it to you for your own inspection. Not a problem.
    It would be an honor.

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  • Speedbag
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    Originally posted by spdyTommyT View Post
    They use baking soda instead of sand for blasting. Whatever gets the job done. Not sure what would be best. What would you just keep it oiled so it doesn't rust again or have it coated with something?
    Maybe I should send it to you for your own inspection. Not a problem.

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  • spdyTommyT
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    Originally posted by Speedbag View Post
    NO I did not. Soda Blasting?? you talking taking a big swing of Coke and blowing it out on it??

    Back in the day my step dad would have chunked this into a coffee can full of "old time coke", from the green bottles, and leave it in for a few days. It cleaned rusty nuts and bolts pretty well.
    They use baking soda instead of sand for blasting. Whatever gets the job done. Not sure what would be best. What would you just keep it oiled so it doesn't rust again or have it coated with something?

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  • Speedbag
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    Originally posted by spdyTommyT View Post
    Wow, someone was neglectful! Alan did you ever get this on a platform? Maybe some soda blasting first??
    NO I did not. Soda Blasting?? you talking taking a big swing of Coke and blowing it out on it??

    Back in the day my step dad would have chunked this into a coffee can full of "old time coke", from the green bottles, and leave it in for a few days. It cleaned rusty nuts and bolts pretty well.

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  • spdyTommyT
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    Wow, someone was neglectful! Alan did you ever get this on a platform? Maybe some soda blasting first??

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  • Speedbag
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    Just got this swivel in and either it is a one piece base and housing, or it is so rusted and frozen the housing won't turn. It really looks like a one piece. Feels like a tank, with a big ball that sticks way out of the housing There is no shank exposed out of the ball so the eye-hook hits the housing. The eye that holds the "s" hook (very small narrow S) can hit on the side or flat part of the well housing.

    pics to follow when I get a chance. may need to try and de-rust the "iron".

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  • Speedbag
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    Originally posted by paranday View Post
    Historic preservation ! Bag on !
    Really, I have never seen the "Everlast" brand engraved around the Base of the swivel, and again around the ball housing. That is what struck me about it, and the fact that it was in such good condition to read it all.

    Anyway, I'm hoping it will arrive later this week and we'll get a better look at it. I'll post a few pics with others for comparison.

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