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Bob_Church  (D 8195)

Dec 1, 2017, 8:20 AM
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You're helping an old friend by putting up her antenna. You have to run the cable through her half basement and then you notice, lying in the other old junk down there...
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3331  (D 3331)

Dec 1, 2017, 11:28 AM
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Cool

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jimmytavino  (A 3914)

Dec 2, 2017, 6:12 PM
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Looks Like a StyleMaster...
Center Pull...PC and Kicker Plate....SmileCool
jmy A3914
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JerryBaumchen  (D 1543)

Dec 2, 2017, 6:55 PM
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Hi Jimmy,

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Looks Like a StyleMaster...

Your eyes or your memory is going; or both. That reserve container is nothing like a StyleMaster, MiniSystem maybe.

A S/M reserve container was like a square cut block of wood; nothing like the rounded end flaps of that container.

Jerry Baumchen


rmarshall234  (D 18793)

Dec 2, 2017, 9:10 PM
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But did you smell it??Smile That's the true test of an Old Dog.. To pull it up to your face and take a big ol' wiff of nylon and nostalgia....and be carried "back to the day".SmileWink


Bob_Church  (D 8195)

Dec 3, 2017, 10:56 AM
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rmarshall234 wrote:
But did you smell it??Smile That's the true test of an Old Dog.. To pull it up to your face and take a big ol' wiff of nylon and nostalgia....and be carried "back to the day".SmileWink

No, I confess I never touched it. I was too busy with that damned antenna.


IanHarrop  (C 1152)

Dec 3, 2017, 3:52 PM
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Easy to compare Minisystem to Stylemaster


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Bob_Church  (D 8195)

Dec 3, 2017, 4:47 PM
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Well, I've still got work to do on the damned antenna so the next time I'm over there, probably this week, I'll get the info off the container or card.
In the meantime, place your bets.


JerryBaumchen  (D 1543)

Dec 4, 2017, 11:06 AM
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Hi Bob,

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In the meantime, place your bets.

If you compare Ian's two photos & your photo, you will find that the StyleMaster has one very distinct, easy to see difference. On the S/M see the piece of 3" Type 4 webbing where the side flap meets the back of the container? Neither of the other two containers have that.

Jerry Baumchen


Bob_Church  (D 8195)

Dec 4, 2017, 4:12 PM
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JerryBaumchen wrote:
Hi Bob,

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In the meantime, place your bets.

If you compare Ian's two photos & your photo, you will find that the StyleMaster has one very distinct, easy to see difference. On the S/M see the piece of 3" Type 4 webbing where the side flap meets the back of the container? Neither of the other two containers have that.

Jerry Baumchen

I was thinking "bets on what it is" not if it's a Stylemaster or not, since it isn't. I'm not sure how well the photo shows it, but I could tell it wasn't from standing there looking at it.


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TampaPete  (B License)

Dec 4, 2017, 4:56 PM
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If were betting on what it is, my bet is D.B. Coopers missing money.


JerryBaumchen  (D 1543)

Dec 4, 2017, 5:56 PM
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Hi Bob,

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"bets on what it is"

I might make a bet if I had it in my hands.

I 'think' it is a MiniSystem; however, TampaPete may have the real answer. Do you have the phone number of the local FBI office?

Tongue

Jerry Baumchen


Bob_Church  (D 8195)

Dec 5, 2017, 7:06 AM
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JerryBaumchen wrote:
Hi Bob,

Quote:
"bets on what it is"

I might make a bet if I had it in my hands.

I 'think' it is a MiniSystem; however, TampaPete may have the real answer. Do you have the phone number of the local FBI office?

Tongue

Jerry Baumchen

No, but I'm sure they've got mine.


flyhi  (D License)

Dec 7, 2017, 4:06 AM
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Easy to compare Minisystem to Stylemaster

So the Minisystem is bigger than the Stylemaster?

Irony runs rampant, doesn't it?



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