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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 & 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. :)


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If a chicken coop has 4 doors, does that make it a sedan?


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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 FORMICA and plywood by a craftsman ...it is certainly-top quality inside and out...ken



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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...ken

only the foam sheet cover turned into powder ...lol

 

 

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



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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...KEN

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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....is 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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