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    Bill Gent 1953-1980

    A Very Merry Christmas and every possible Blessing to All!

    BG
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    Should have been 1953-1980. BG

    Should have been 1953-1980.

    BG
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    Standard Option

    We built quite a few of these, also 2-1/4" #4 (uses #5 Pads), and 2-3/4" #5 (uses solid collets over 2-1/2).

    Bill Gent, W/S sales, 1953-1098
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    Then there was John Czorny, who won lunch-hour...

    Then there was John Czorny, who won lunch-hour bets from us greenhorns in Sales Engingeering by junping from the floor to the top of a 5-drawer file cabinet.

    Saw him at a Reunion in Cleveland a...
  5. Thread: Manuals

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    Manuals

    Have all but #1-#5.

    First come, first serve!

    Bill Gent
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    Manuals

    Sorry it's taken so long to do this, but I've had a lot of trouble with my internet service.

    Believe it's OK now, so send me your addresses, and I'll send out the manuals.

    I have TL, AC/AB,...
  7. Thread: Manuals

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    W&S Manuals

    Still have lots of these. If I don't hear from someone in two weeks, they're going in the trash!

    BG
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    Manuals

    I have several sets of complete manuals for all W&S Turning Machines, and will be happy to send them out to anyone who wants them.

    Just let me know if you want them, and I'll send them out; one...
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    Latest News on Rich Bowen

    All of the prayers, thoughts and get well wishes and God have helped Rich to recover enough to come home on Wednesday 3/26/08. He has been at the Mellen Rehab center for 13 days. He has lost a lot of...
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    Good News re Dick Bowen

    Hi Al - Went to see Dick today at his rehabilation center. You would not believe how good he's doing. If all continues to improve, he should be coming home next week. Betty and I spent about two...
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    Telephone for Rich Bowen

    1-216-445-3939 - He can't always reach the phone, so keep trying. I'm sure he appreciates our support and prayers.

    BG
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    Latest news re Dick Bowen

    Al - Just heard from Carol about Dick's condition. He has been transfered to a rehabilitation facility in the Clinic complex. He's eating well and doing his excersizes. He use to be able to press...
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    More on Rich Bowen - 3-4-05

    Rich has been in ICU for 1 week now and still is listed as highly critical. The good news is: He came off the ventilator Friday and is breathing with oxygen though his nose. Although he isn't fully...
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    News on Dick Bowen (leukemia, etc.)

    Here's the latest on Dick; let's pray for him!

    Hi Al - I don't know how much you've heard but I'll give you what I know. Betty and I bowled with Carol on Saturday night and she filled us in on...
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    Frank Trytek

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    Frank Trytek
    FRANK TRYTEK, JR., 91, beloved husband of 66 years to Ethel (nee...
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    Frank Trytek

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    Frank Trytek
    FRANK TRYTEK, JR., 91, beloved husband of 66 years to Ethel (nee...
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    The hottest I can remember was one afternoon in...

    The hottest I can remember was one afternoon in the '60s when I was at
    Braden Winch, Broken Arrow, OK, helping bring a sick 2AC back to life.

    An outdoor thermometer read 114 degrees, and it was...
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    The reason the country is in such a mess is that...

    The reason the country is in such a mess is that the mechanically-inclined people spend all their time with their machines, and the politicians don't know what they're doing.

    BG
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    Hi, Jess, This is the perfect forum for your...

    Hi, Jess,

    This is the perfect forum for your note.

    To my knowledge, "SKF"-type Multi-Spindle bearings are the hardest to find, and most expensive.

    These are the straight roller and ball...
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    Haven't seen or heard of Steve for several years....

    Haven't seen or heard of Steve for several years.

    He was the Main Man in our Order Department for many years, and always had a great attitude.

    Any news about Steve will be greatly appreciated!...
  21. Thread: Craig Smith

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    I talked to Craig yesterday; He's now fully...

    I talked to Craig yesterday; He's now fully retired, but still active with family and friends, at at age 82, plays tennis nearly every day!

    Due to a conflict, he won't be at our reunion next...
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    Finally found a copy in my boxes of W&S...

    Finally found a copy in my boxes of W&S literature.

    We had a huge amount of really excellent parts books, instruction manuals, etc, etc`.

    Another of the many reasons we were able to dominate...
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    Starting the '60's, we gave out a small...

    Starting the '60's, we gave out a small spiraL-bound booklet that had tables listing setup times and other useful information for setting production rates for Turret Lathes, and possibly Single...
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    My grand-dad was a train dispatcher for the...

    My grand-dad was a train dispatcher for the Pennsy at 55th and Euclid for over 50 years, but I'm sure he didn't cause this, as was retired, not fired, from there.

    I'll bet it caused quite a stir...
  25. Thread: Bill Franz

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    Got a card from Bill with news that he's moved to...

    Got a card from Bill with news that he's moved to Colorado, about four weeks ago.

    Bill says that Atlanta is a big mess with impossible traffic and lots of urban problems, so he decided to move to...
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