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Old 09-21-2015, 09:00 AM
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I read the thread about Red Twiet's passing. It is sad when anybody passes. I had never heard of him, so I followed the link to the other thread suggested in post #3, and that in turn led to a blog where there are photos of some of Mr. Twiet's old photos.

This one caught my eye:




(The thumb is not mine, it is in the blog post.)

After studying it, it looks like some sort of dome roller, with a stack of different radii lower dies to the left on the bench. They have what look like indexing slots, I think I see one to the right on the die that's under the upper wheel or anvil.

Anyone have more info on this?
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Old 09-21-2015, 11:54 AM
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I believe that is called a Roll-a-ball. They used it to make corners for Streamline campers. There is more information in Tim Bartons book. I believe that the one Red used is in Colorado Springs at Westpac. When I talked with them it was in storage.

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Old 09-22-2015, 09:54 AM
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Thanks, Randy. Tim Barton's books are on my lottery win wish list.
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Old 09-22-2015, 12:16 PM
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There is also some photos and info on them in the Navy sheet metal books set printed during WW2. I would have to look through my set to see which one its in. The set is 29 books. They can be found on ebay for about 5 to 8 dollars each.

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