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Glenn Christensen

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Re: A few stories ...
« Reply #330 on: May 08, 2016, 12:28:51 PM »
Purloin more parts of this, and you'll possibly have to pay royalties.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjquGpmgwOo

Hi John!

I'd never seen that clip before.  I found it clever and creative and can't recall having more chuckles with the letter "C".


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Clenn

Ira Schreiber

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Re: A few stories ...
« Reply #331 on: May 08, 2016, 01:16:21 PM »
The Copper Clapper Caper Continues on, it was never solved. Along with the question of "For whom the bell tolls?"
Continuous clanging will not continue without the clapper.
To be continued.....

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Re: A few stories ...
« Reply #332 on: May 08, 2016, 03:55:38 PM »
Purloin more parts of this, and you'll possibly have to pay royalties.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjquGpmgwOo

Hi John!

I'd never seen that clip before.  I found it clever and creative and can't recall having more chuckles with the letter "C".


CU later,
Clenn
I was very impressed with Jack Webb's ability to keep a straight face - a fine actor!

john d Stone

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Re: A few stories ...
« Reply #333 on: May 08, 2016, 03:58:21 PM »
Perhaps a clairvoyant should be consulted. Surely a clairvoyant could cleave the cloud cloaking the clapper caper.  

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Re: A few stories ...
« Reply #334 on: May 08, 2016, 05:54:50 PM »
That's a clear conclusion.

Ken Fleming

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Re: A few stories ...
« Reply #335 on: May 08, 2016, 06:39:53 PM »
Isn't the clapped bolt the same bolt that holds the bell to its frame?

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Re: A few stories ...
« Reply #336 on: May 08, 2016, 06:59:41 PM »
Yes it is, so it could be that the eye on the bolt (or the eye at the top of the clapper) wore through or broke.  If we find the clapper the eye could be welded so it could go back on.  That would restore a better sound to the bell. 

Bill Baskerville

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Re: A few stories ...
« Reply #337 on: May 08, 2016, 07:41:47 PM »
Soooooo......... we should all keep an eye out for the clapper with the cracked eye that has flown the coop?  Perhaps it has crossed over to the other side of the tracks?
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Re: A few stories ...
« Reply #338 on: May 08, 2016, 07:58:23 PM »
Caused by corrosion?
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Re: A few stories ...
« Reply #339 on: May 08, 2016, 08:06:15 PM »
Soooooo......... we should all keep an eye out for the clapper with the cracked eye that has flown the coop?  Perhaps it has crossed over to the other side of the tracks?

Or it fell off on cock-eye curve.
What–me worry?

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Re: A few stories ...
« Reply #340 on: May 08, 2016, 08:17:44 PM »
Well that's rather peculiar.

If a replacement clapper is needed I have one I'd be happy to make available. It's 13" long with a 3" ball and a hand-forged 3/4" eye on the top. I don't know for a fact that it's from a locomotive bell but the size is about right so that's always been my assumption.

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Re: A few stories ...
« Reply #341 on: May 08, 2016, 08:34:28 PM »
Caused by corrosion?

Could be the case.

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Re: A few stories ...
« Reply #342 on: May 08, 2016, 10:41:44 PM »
So, if we've come to the conclusion that the clapper calamity was not caused by common crookery, perhaps  I should conclude concentrating on the clothing of this clandestine criminal. Corduroy coveralls couldn't have clad this cad, as the cacophony of the colliding corduroy would create commotion leading to said crooks capture.

Corrosion? Ca rumba!  Could be! 

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Re: A few stories ...
« Reply #343 on: May 08, 2016, 10:55:23 PM »
Could the clapper caper come to a conclusion......

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Re: A few stories ...
« Reply #344 on: May 08, 2016, 10:58:36 PM »
Could the clapper caper come to a conclusion......
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