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#1 Ken Butterfield

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 05:46 PM

Hi guys,

I am in UK and thought you may like to have a look at this hand built pit-box that I bought recently?
We have learned that it was last used in period 1968-70 and it is a real time warp.

I am trying to trace the previous owner, glad to load more pix...

kenb.
 
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Thanks for looking... Happy Holidays.
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Posted 26 December 2016 - 07:04 PM

Interesting latches on that European slot box. Nice trip back in time continental style.

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 07:42 PM

Nice-looking box, Ken!

Did that box come with all the cars and parts your photos show, or are these items you already had?

Could you post chassis photos for the orange car, the two inline Indy/F1 cars, and the blue Lola GT, unless the one anglewinder you show is it's chassis. Many of us here are interested in viewing new or different chassis designs.

Thanks. :)

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 07:49 PM

Love that "gear box"... or, box 'o gears.

Really, its a great find and nice quality bits and cars.
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Posted 27 December 2016 - 10:35 AM

Interesting latches on that European slot box. Nice trip back in time continental style.


Yes, we believe that the box is made of FrmicaA and plywood by a craftsman... it is certainly-top quality inside and out...

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 10:42 AM

Nice looking box Ken! Did that box come with all the cars & parts your photos show, or are these items you already had? Could you post chassis photos for the orange car, the two inline Indy/F1 cars, & the blue Lola GT, unless the one anglewinder you show is it's chassis. Many of us here are interested in viewing new or different chassis designs. Thanks. :)


Bill, The box and all the cars and spares are exactly as found and was closed up in 1970!
A true time warp...

Only the foam sheet cover turned into powder... LOL.

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 11:09 AM

1/32 Mach 2.

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1/24 Lola.

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Lola.

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1/24 Ferrari.
 
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Lotus Indy.

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1/32.

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Lotus indy tight fit 1/24.

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 11:23 AM

Some more goodies from the box.
 
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Goop from Norvic raceway.

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 12:07 PM

We used to do that same thing with the magnets on a 13UO. Brings back memories.

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 07:18 PM

Ken, thanks for posting the chassis photos. You have quite a collection from that box. :)


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 09:51 PM

Anyone else notice the Assocoated "NOTICE!!", "DANGER!!" and "Your unfounded criticism..." decals? I still have a few of them around here somewhere.

 

Nice find, Ken.


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 06:07 AM

Anyone else notice the Assocoated "NOTICE!!", "DANGER!!" and "Your unfounded criticism..." decals? I still have a few of them around here somewhere.

 

Nice find, Ken.

 

Many thanks, Mike... we had almost given up with the ID of those decals!

Any clues solved bring the owner nearer.

 

Have a go at this.. .taped inside the pit box lid is a picture of a Ferrari.... s this a kit and whose?

 

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 07:56 AM

Great find there!! Amazing how neat and organized everything is. Whoever owned that box did some nice chassis work too. :)


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 08:08 AM

I noticed the decals also. I think they were originally marketed by Simco the rewind wire people.



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Posted 01 January 2017 - 09:46 PM

Great find! Love the collection/selection of Taylormade metal gears.  :D

Wonder how wide that Lotus bodyshell is? Fits nicely over that anglewinder chassis.



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Posted 27 May 2017 - 12:53 PM

I believe the Ferrari pic taped to to the lid is from Revells 1/32 kit. Also the Nor-Goo may have come from Nordic Models (Southall, Middlesex) It is in there add in CMs mag, but may have been sold elsewhere.
 
Just thought of something else. Those pits of colored tape on the lid are lane stickers there are only 3 colors? Maybe a 3 lane club track? When we raced at commercial tracks you bought lame stickers over the counter  you did not use bits of electrical tape, So maybe a 1/32 club racer with a bit of 1/24?
 
Just another clue or two for you, good luck.
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Posted 29 May 2017 - 01:36 PM

Bits of tape and Lane stickers, it must of been late. Sorry for bad spelling and the edit feature is long gone.


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