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    Does anybody know what's with the clock-like thang on the side of a Stude block? Nine or so dots in a circle with one pointer held down by a screw, but it's all in relief on the casting. I've always wondered if that signified the time of day it was cast. ??

    Western Washington, USA

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    quote:I've always wondered if that signified the time of day it was cast. ??
    Correct. That, and other casting information, helped determine when a particular mold was getting past it's prime.

    Brad Johnson
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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    • #3
      quote:I've always wondered if that signified the time of day it was cast. ??
      Correct. That, and other casting information, helped determine when a particular mold was getting past it's prime.

      Brad Johnson
      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
      '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight
      "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

      Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
      sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by tomnoller

        Does anybody know what's with the clock-like thang on the side of a Stude block? Nine or so dots in a circle with one pointer held down by a screw, but it's all in relief on the casting. I've always wondered if that signified the time of day it was cast. ??
        Western Washington, USA
        It told the workers up and down the assembly line what time to go on strike!


        No, I'm just just kidding you![)]


        <h4>Last Man Standing in Studebaker Indiana</h4>

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by tomnoller

          Does anybody know what's with the clock-like thang on the side of a Stude block? Nine or so dots in a circle with one pointer held down by a screw, but it's all in relief on the casting. I've always wondered if that signified the time of day it was cast. ??
          Western Washington, USA
          It told the workers up and down the assembly line what time to go on strike!


          No, I'm just just kidding you![)]


          <h4>Last Man Standing in Studebaker Indiana</h4>

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