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What Make is this Dial Blank ?
« on: May 17, 2010, 03:37:24 PM »
My guess is it's Kellogg, as it has a "K" at the top.
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Re: What Make is this Dial Blank ?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2010, 03:40:58 PM »
It looks like a WE to me.  Look at http://www.paul-f.com/500blanks.html.

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Re: What Make is this Dial Blank ?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2010, 03:42:09 PM »
Looks like it is made by the "Front" company   ;D  Says so on the back.

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Re: What Make is this Dial Blank ?
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2010, 03:50:51 PM »
It looks like a WE to me.  Look at http://www.paul-f.com/500blanks.html.

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It does look like a 95B.  These could have been made by anyone who licensed the 500 design and made clones.
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Re: What Make is this Dial Blank ?
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2010, 04:22:49 PM »
The rectangular holes for the card retainer ring are definitely WE-style.

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Re: What Make is this Dial Blank ?
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2010, 06:26:04 PM »
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Looks like it is made by the "Front" company     Says so on the back.

I agree.  Front™ made a lot of stuff back in the day, they actually were the major competitors of "Back™", "Left™" and "This side up™" between about 1925 and 1980.  After that they all got sold to chinese firms, and merged, mixed and rebranded.  Today what's left of Front™ is called "Do not insert™" and is based in Kyonghow, China.  The old Front™ factory in Little Chute, Wisconsin is still standing and divided into little stores and shops, mostly.  (the big tenant is the SuperWal-Mart at the south west end and the McDonalds where the office used to be)  If you look closely at the walls in Marie's Hair-N-More-Store you can still see the mount points for the conveyor racks which carried products to shipping. 


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Re: What Make is this Dial Blank ?
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2010, 06:32:28 PM »
"Over, under, sideways down, backwards, forwards, square, and round".
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Re: What Make is this Dial Blank ?
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2010, 06:46:13 PM »
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Looks like it is made by the "Front" company     Says so on the back.

I agree.  Front™ made a lot of stuff back in the day, they actually were the major competitors of "Back™", "Left™" and "This side up™" between about 1925 and 1980.  After that they all got sold to chinese firms, and merged, mixed and rebranded.  Today what's left of Front™ is called "Do not insert™" and is based in Kyonghow, China.  The old Front™ factory in Little Chute, Wisconsin is still standing and divided into little stores and shops, mostly.  (the big tenant is the SuperWal-Mart at the south west end and the McDonalds where the office used to be)  If you look closely at the walls in Marie's Hair-N-More-Store you can still see the mount points for the conveyor racks which carried products to shipping. 



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Re: What Make is this Dial Blank ?
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2010, 02:40:02 AM »

The old Front™ factory in Little Chute, Wisconsin is still standing and divided into little stores and shops, mostly. 

A lot of us Wisconsin Residents were glad to see the old factory didn't go the way of many around here, demolished to make room for 'green space' what a eco-nut joke that is!
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Re: What Make is this Dial Blank ?
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2010, 03:09:47 AM »
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Looks like it is made by the "Front" company     Says so on the back.

I agree.  Front™ made a lot of stuff back in the day, they actually were the major competitors of "Back™", "Left™" and "This side up™" between about 1925 and 1980.  After that they all got sold to chinese firms, and merged, mixed and rebranded.  Today what's left of Front™ is called "Do not insert™" and is based in Kyonghow, China.  The old Front™ factory in Little Chute, Wisconsin is still standing and divided into little stores and shops, mostly.  (the big tenant is the SuperWal-Mart at the south west end and the McDonalds where the office used to be)  If you look closely at the walls in Marie's Hair-N-More-Store you can still see the mount points for the conveyor racks which carried products to shipping. 

What about "Do Not EatTM", are they still around?
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