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#1 Ted Bier

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 07:44 AM

Just found these sponges.

Trying to figure out who made them.

Even has a part # on them of 97818.

I figured it would be easy... wrong!

 

They are 1" x 11/16" , still in package.

 

Thanks!

 

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:12 AM

The tear off packaging reminds me of Classic, but the use of metric measurements was not common in the early US market as I remember. Axle bore looks to be smooth not threaded.

 

The use of the molded packaging for tires stops in the late 60's.

 

Sorry, random observations no answers.


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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:20 AM

The packaging looks a lot like  Aj's  Twinn-K Inc.


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Posted 05 July 2019 - 09:14 AM

Aj's  Twinn-K Inc. is what I thought of also. These are not the same size but same design and packaging.

Notice the Metric and English sizing print is the same style also.

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 09:51 AM

Wow ..somebodies gottem MOC !



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Posted 05 July 2019 - 12:31 PM

The typeface of the catalog number and the format of the tire's dimension are the same. Even the " (inch mark) is the same. The bubble-packing on perforated cards are  the same. What are the odds they both aren't made by Twinn-K? I'd bet they are the same.


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