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#199989 - 07/27/22 10:23 AM Re: A Few Number Fives [Re: Dirty_Water]
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Originally Posted By: Dirty_Water
Sheldon's book has the 18 introduced in 1963...ST option offered on other models in 1965 (pg 78)...check with Dorksky for correction...


First, let's address the source for the introduction of saw teeth, and that is Gaddis, who covers the development of the model 18 in pretty good detail.

Saw teeth showed up fairly quickly on other models i.e. the 14, 15, and 16, probably '64 anyway. I will try a post a few photos of some early examples.

I couldn't say for certain when they showed up on model 1's and 5's, but I would say sometime in 1965 as a reasonable time frame. I need to look thru some notes and photos when time permits.
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#199991 - 07/27/22 10:54 AM Re: A Few Number Fives [Re: crutchtip]
Captain Chris Stanaback Online
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According to Bob Gaddis (Just re-read this) the 1st "3" Model #18's, with sawteeth were completed in late January, 1963. Gary had built the prototype a few days earlier...
Hope this helps,
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#199992 - 07/27/22 12:39 PM Re: A Few Number Fives [Re: Captain Chris Stanaback]
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Joe and Capt

Thank you both for your information.
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