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Nov 06, 2013, 12:58 PM
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NIB 1946 Vivell 35 Super.....nice box as well! These were good engines from what I can gather.
Hard to believe how many engines were bought and never run.

Bill
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Nov 07, 2013, 01:14 AM
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Jeff, and Bill,
I have a Cameron 23 that has ser# 3748, Bill did not mention # of his. I am wondering app year of mine ? Appears to be very low time, no box.

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Nov 07, 2013, 10:40 AM
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Mine is much higher 56??......I'll check.

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Nov 07, 2013, 12:34 PM
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Serial # 5605 Ross

Bill
Nov 07, 2013, 12:37 PM
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Mine is much higher 56??......I'll check.

Bill
How do we have to interprete tht William ?
Nov 07, 2013, 01:30 PM
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I have Cameron S/N 5806.
I have a vague recollection that production of these engines was either continued or resumed very late, perhaps into the seventies or maybe even eighties.
American engine experts will know. Maybe someone will chip in...
Nov 07, 2013, 01:31 PM
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cameron .23 comments


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How do we have to interprete tht William ?
Hi Everyone -

I have no idea what the serial number means related to a production year. Model engine news or ECJ may have further information. The only logic I have is Cameron was a small company. When they got into glow engines I'm sure they stopped devoting resources to the .23 spark ign engines. This would be sometime in 1949? when they started building engines for COX. Somewhere in John Pond's column in MODEL BUILDER in the late 70s or into the 80s he mentioned the brothers still had " a few " new .23 ign to sell. I'm guessing these had been stored since the late 1940s.

Best Regards,

Jeff
Nov 07, 2013, 04:02 PM
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Hey Jeff, my box and tissue as well as instructions all spell like 1946.

Bill
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Nov 07, 2013, 06:57 PM
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Cameron .23


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Hey Jeff, my box and and tissue as well as instructions all spell like 1946.

Bill
Hi Bill -

Yea mine too !

Best Regards,

Jeff


PS - I have a used Comet .35 I'll post a pic of when I can ...... Vivell related of course...
Nov 08, 2013, 07:33 PM
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1938 Envelope With A Story to Tell
What do New Zealand, Hollywood, an actor and model aircraft have in common?
This 1938 cover, from New Zealand to the USA, doesn't seem like much. However, I recognised the recipient's name. Reginald Denny was a successful Hollywood actor. It was sent from Model Aircraft Supplies in Christchurch, which begs the question why they would be writing to an actor at an address other than "c/- MGM" etc. The reason is that Denny was a mad keen aircraft modeller, who opened a hobby store on Hollywood Boulevard in 1935. It makes perfect sense for the shop in Christchurch to write to him. Denny also sold his own brand of model engine (the Dennymite) which was designed and built by Walter Righter. The two red marks across the airmail label makes this a jusqu'a cover. Jusqu'a means "up to", or in philatelic terms "as far as". The cover is marked "via Air Mail to England". The jusqu'a markings were applied when the cover arrived in England, and the cover would then have continued it's journey to the US by sea. (No instant communications in those days !)
A fascinating little piece of postal history.
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Nov 08, 2013, 08:23 PM
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This is were the letter went
http://www.ctie.monash.edu.au/hargrave/dennyplane.html
Nov 08, 2013, 09:24 PM
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What an awsum photo!!!!!!!

Bill
Nov 09, 2013, 12:48 AM
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What an awsum photo!!!!!!!

Bill
Yes that is a picture that wants you to go back in time. And at the back employees were making ready-to-fly models. Seems Denny was a favourite actor of my mother, that could explain my name. Here are pics of the 3 different Denny related engines ( seems I did'nt sell ALL of my American ignitions after all to Bill ) and altough I am not a kit collector I do have this Dennyplane Condor.
Nov 09, 2013, 06:30 AM
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That's the place where I want to spend my weekly allowance. Cool picture.
Nov 09, 2013, 09:44 AM
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( seems I did'nt sell ALL of my American ignitions after all to Bill )

Well...... you said you did! LOL Holding back eh Reggy.
Thanks for the photos everyone, I'm 10 again.

Bill


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