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Anyone know what Joseph E. Giammarino did?

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 10:09 AM

I'd bet a substantial sum of money that there's not a single person reading this who knows, not even PdL or John Cukras. Am I wrong?


If you want to learn just what Giammarino did, scroll on down...

















Note that it took over three years for the patent for the T-Jet to be awarded...


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 11:36 AM

Actually, Greg, anybody who has read Thomas Graham's excellent book on the history of Aurora knows this, but it's true that I didn't remember, or he didn't say that this guy's name was on the patent with Derek Brand's... Plus, Brand, invented both the Vib and the T-Jet...



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Posted 28 November 2014 - 08:15 AM

Derek also Invented the Tyco 440.

So for HO scale "T-Jet Pancake motor chassis & 440 inline motor chassis" seemed to be the two most popular chassis of all time. And I think it's crazy that it was for different competitive manufacturers. 

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 02:13 PM

Joe Giammarino was one of the two founding partners of Aurora Plastics, but Derek Brand is the guy who designed and invented almost all of the Aurora and K&B slot cars in all three scales until his departure.

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 08:54 PM

The document in post #1 is like the Dead Sea Scrolls to me!

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