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#26 Samiam

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 07:54 PM

They exist in gray (for home use), black, semi-transparent dark red, all from 1966. In 1967 there were updated versions in metal-flake semi-transparent orange and green, plus the adjustable Mark 7 in black. In 1969, the new "pro" controller was molded in black but it is a totally different animal.

Did I forget any color?

 

Yup, this one., spotted on eBay.

 

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 09:15 PM

Another one to LASCM?

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 09:17 PM

Could this have been a prototype or a salesmen's sample to show customers?

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 06:24 AM

Both variable controllers, Cox and MRC, show up pretty regularly on eBay. 

 

I think I went the classic route: started with an MRRC blue barrel controller in '64/65, then switched to a Cox black, then an MRC amber... when I started up again after college, in '73/74, I used the various Russkit variants (don't actually remember which one, maybe a Parma?). I've got a Towerstat now, but never saw one in my misspent youth in Chicago - really seems like that was a totally East Coast device - or space heater! 

 

But when I resumed slots in '92, I just couldn't use the thumb controllers any more! Had to continue with the Parmas, etc. The MRC just seemed too big in my hand (do hands also shrink with age?), and the Cox isn't very smooth, but their 5-15 ohm variable seemed a bit better than the MRC variable. 

 

I've also accumulated quite a few controllers over the years, and often just wind up giving away all those black Cox units, plus the MRCs... no room left in the cupboard! 

 

That Mura is a very handsome beast! Never saw that one at the time either... way too West Coast! 

 

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 06:40 PM

We had never seen that one with the clear handles, and believe that it is a factory test shot to see mold flow. So of course we bought it.

The "Mura" controllers were in fact, variations of the Tradeship unit made in Japan. Some come in wild colors. Love them all!


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 07:15 PM

We had never seen that one with the clear handles, and believe that it is a factory test shot to see mold flow. So of course we bought it.

 
Now I don't feel so bad about losing that auction. I just hope I get to see it in person one day.


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 08:15 PM

We had visitors today from Japan, who spent four hours stretching their tongues in amazement, so we are looking forward to seeing you there someday to see if you can beat their record. :)


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 03:59 PM

Here's a less common color Cox that I managed to snag off Ebay......
https://www.ebay.com...cvip=true&rt=nc

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 04:46 PM

Nice. This is supposed to be the "home racing" controller to replace your MRRC or Scalextric thingy. It also exists in swirly gray color.



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Posted 12 March 2018 - 08:32 PM

Classy! I don't think that was meant for the "hoi polloi". :laugh2:


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 06:33 PM

Class of the field!  :)







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