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Post  balogh Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:31 pm

I was watching this photo collection video on my phone when something hit my eyes at 2:27


Can someone figure out what this guy held in his hand in NY in 1954? A Thermal Hopper or similar?

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Post  dckrsn Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:28 pm

I'm done with the brain racking.
I'll throw O&R(Ohlsson & Rice) out there. I recognise the
tank, cast with the case, bit I just can't come up with a name.
Wound up Bob
PS.That is an incredible photo, thank you.


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Post  balogh Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:40 pm

Thanks Bob. My wishful thinking was telling me it should be a Cox engine...all those epic years of COX history...or at least what I visualize about them from my geo and time distance Huh...
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Post  dckrsn Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:05 pm

Balogh, my friend, I thought the same when I saw the photo. Looking
closer,(if my old eyes are still usable), I see what looks like a fuel tank
peeking from behind the propellor, above the prop screw. If one of our
friends comes up with the answer, I'll sleep tonight.
Good brain teaser. Thanks.
Bob
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Post  Kim Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:26 pm

Maybe a Spitzy?

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Post  dckrsn Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:41 pm

DING!! There she is!!
I love you Kim, I can sleep!
Thank you, and good night.
Bob The Greatful
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Post  OhBee Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:53 pm

A what? Never heerd of it!
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Post  dckrsn Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:15 pm

Sorry brother, I'm abed.
Night, Bob
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Post  Kim Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:52 pm

It's a cute little thing!  The kid has it tucked in his glove upside-down.

From Tim Dannels' Engine Book:

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Good nite Bob !!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

P.S.   The "Redhead" note is from a listing above the Spitzy.


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Post  Mark Boesen Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:33 pm

I think Kim nailed it, but it could be a Senior?

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Post  Kim Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:49 pm

They REALLY knew how to name things back in those days:
"Nitromic Glow Fuel" !!!!!

"Cleans as it Runs!"

That HAD to be good stuff!!!!!!!


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Post  balogh Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:17 am

Thanks Kim! Even if I wanted it to be a COX..I love finding old historic documents about COX engines. In 1974 I sent a hand scribbled letter to COX from Hungary written in my then even poorer English, asking for some catalogues and advice how I could have bought an engine from the factory direct.

They responded to a 16 years old boy living 10 thousand++++ miles away behind the Iron Curtain, i.e. absolutely outside their market, giving it the time and cost of mailing a beautiful set of 1974 catalogues and some consoling words like:"..maybe one day you can buy the engines even in your country...".. I still have the catalogues in their weathered air mail envelop, but the nicely composed answer written with typewriter on a colorful  COX letterhead stationery was lost!! How I would love to ask Mudhen or another former COX employee and CEF member if he knew the person who wrote me that letter...

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Strange that 40+years later I eventually made my way to the front  door of former COX HQ building in Santa Ana where their letter sent to me passed through to the post office in Orange County in 1974..

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Post  Kim Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:25 am

balogh wrote:Thanks Kim!I still have the catalogues in their weathered air mail envelop, but the nicely composed answer written with typewriter on a colorful  COX letterhead stationery was lost!! How I would love to ask Mudhen or another former COX employee and CEF member if he knew the person who wrote me that letter...

Strange that 40+years later I eventually made my way to the front  door of former COX HQ building in Santa Ana where their letter sent to me passed through to the post office in Orange County in 1974..

Balogh the Nostalgy-man

Oh man...how cool! That's "Touching Bases" on a Global Scale!!!
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Post  balogh Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:47 am

Yes Kim, I had other reasons to travel in California, but once in LA I thought why not visit in Santa Ana the Quonset huts at Poinstettia Ave Ave. and the later buildings at East Warner?
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Post  Kim Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:56 am

Oh yeah! I TOTALLY understand that.

I started calling it "Touching Bases" decades ago---wanting to stand in a place that was important to me for some reason or other...often having to throw my imagination at a grass lot where a building had stood.

Glad you got a chance to do that!!!
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Post  balogh Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:12 am

Glad to hear that Kim, I thought I am alone stalking/hunting places and events of past, having some importance to me Very Happy Very Happy
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Post  Kim Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:34 am

balogh wrote:Glad to hear that Kim, I thought I am alone stalking/hunting places and events of past, having some importance to me Very Happy Very Happy

DUDE!  I'm totally there!  Even to the point of visiting drug-soaked trailer parks and housing projects where I lived as a kid...or peeking in the dirty shop windows of an old historical college before it sinks into the ground...

Fortunately, time has a allowed me to become a gruff old coot (when necessary), and I no longer have to explain myself or make excuses!  One good thing about getting old, I guess...
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Post  rsv1cox Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:18 pm

balogh wrote:Thanks Kim! Even if I wanted it to be a COX..I love finding old historic documents about COX engines. In 1974 I sent a hand scribbled letter to COX from Hungary written in my then even poorer English, asking for some catalogues and advice how I could have bought an engine from the factory direct.

They responded to a 16 years old boy living 10 thousand++++ miles away behind the Iron Curtain, i.e. absolutely outside their market, giving it the time and cost of mailing a beautiful set of 1974 catalogues and some consoling words like:"..maybe one day you can buy the engines even in your country...".. I still have the catalogues in their weathered air mail envelop, but the nicely composed answer written with typewriter on a colorful  COX letterhead stationery was lost!! How I would love to ask Mudhen or another former COX employee and CEF member if he knew the person who wrote me that letter...

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Strange that 40+years later I eventually made my way to the front  door of former COX HQ building in Santa Ana where their letter sent to me passed through to the post office in Orange County in 1974..

Balogh the Nostalgy-man

A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Both on you and Cox. Greenie applied.

I save that nostalgia stuff too. Binders full - cars, planes, trains.
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Post  balogh Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:57 pm

Thank you Bob! Very Happy Hand Shake
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Post  getback Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:02 pm

They will pot UR assess in jail for saying that now A days  Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy  I Love It !! Old Bugger


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