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    Smile Smile early tools of taping ?


    We are trying to build a wall of history at the apprenticeship school in california. Dedicated to the drywall finishing trade. From the early tools till now...to show how far we have advance.
    Can anybody help me out...or know someone who might...

    Does anybody have early tools of drywall finishing they want to let go or sell ?

    Thank you

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    Battery powered Ames machine you mentioned in another post?

    A long shot. This may take a while but we are still on the hunt for some information. Any taping tool history seems to be really hard to come by on the internet for some reason, perhaps someone has some paper documents that could be transferred to digital files?
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    Looked everywhere - can't find anything on battery powered taper - how did it actually work?
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    Default Ames Battery Powered Taper Patent

    Ames 1942.JPG Robert Ames Battery Hose Fed Taper.JPG

    The 1940's tool looks like it was mounted to a paint pot.
    I read years ago that the battery unit only had 25 feet of hose and was a pain to deal with on stairs. VERY HEAVY.

    Rick
    Last edited by rhardman; 29-12-2009 at 04:04 AM. Reason: New information

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    WOW what a contraption!
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    Thumbs up

    I really should have said thanks for these files yesterday. Thanks for hunting these down Rick, they are a fine addition.
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    That diagram of the left looks somewhat familiar ...it's a .. I've got it. Is it a flamethrower?

    Thanks. I think we should move these artifacts and tool schematics to a downloadable article area after the New Year.
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    Let me know if you want more, I have a ton of them. I probably shouldn't send the patents for the current systems that are on the market. The mfr's might get upset which could negatively affect the site.

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    Please email them over and we can discuss what we are legally able to put on display. Only forum members can see what is in any attachments and I can read through them while nursing my strong coffee, croissants and hangover in the morning.
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    Pan patents for TnJ.JPGAUTOMATIC TAPE DISPENSER.JPG

    Legally there is no problem, all information is public domain.

    I'll start sending what I have in a couple of days. I just ran my car into a curb and will be repairing the front spoiler tomorrow. I split that thing right down the center!

    Do you want the entire patent or just the pictures? They usually run between 3 and 10 pages. Some are longer.

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    Rick,
    Those pictures are AWESOME !!! That would be a great start for what I'm trying to do here at the apprenticeship school.

    Question? Would you email me a copy of that file that has all those pictures of Stanlety and Richard AMES tools?

    Thank You...

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    Sent you a message Shakir. We have loads more of these schematics in our downloads area.
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    I got to Download section...

    Great stuff !!!

    Now I need the tools ?

    Shakir

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    Default Sorry for the absence guys.

    I've been neck deep getting the company started, setting up mfg partners and working with potential distributors. I'm having breakfast with a long time manufacturer of traditional drywall tools tomorrow. It will be interesting to see how it goes...

    Anyway, let me know what else I can do to help with patents, technology and anything else related to tools.

    I have more patent research to do and can make time to help if you need anything more.

    Rick

    Amestaper, you did a fantastic job cataloging all of those patents. I thought they'd just end up on a random list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drywall finisher View Post
    I got to Download section...

    Great stuff !!!

    Now I need the tools ?

    Shakir
    Like you Shakir, Im also on the lookout for old documents before they are lost forever. I'm hoping for some kind of co-operation and if you have any files we dont have, please dont keep them all for yourself. I would appreciate you sending me copies and I promise they will be digitally preserved and available for all our forum members to download until the internet breaks or the end of the world. (whichever comes quickest)

    Quote Originally Posted by rhardman View Post
    Amestaper, you did a fantastic job cataloging all of those patents. I thought they'd just end up on a random list.
    I shoved them into 10 year sections for now but this may have to be changed at some time in the future once we have thousands available to download.

    Im always open to suggestions if anyone can think of a better filing system because Im not a good librarian or book keeper etc. The files are there, it would just be a simple matter of moving the structure and links around.
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    Default Hitting the road June 1.

    Gentlemen,

    I've returned to let you know that I am finally caught up, having completed the website and working out the little details that needed to be done before we could launch (June 1). The little bugs in the prototypes have been resolved so I'm happy to have those ready for production too.

    You can get a sneak peek at: http://74.86.189.137/

    If I remember correctly I owe TonyM a paddle and mesh taper for his evaluation. I also owe Amestaper a paddle. If I've forgotten anyone, please let me know right away. You can click my name on the "Contact 24/7" tab on the temp site and send me a message.

    We have some really wild things coming up that are insane. Let me build our reputation with you before I start making huge declarations. In the meantime, you can look at the "Free Downloads" page and get Datasheets on the first tools. These will provide valuable information.

    In regard to the Contact 24/7 policy we will have, callers will be directed to a phone number (206-905-7580) that goes directly to me after hours and on the weekends. If urgent, feel free to call anytime. We really want to differentiate ourselves by having the newest technology products as well as the best customer service you have ever seen.

    Nothing is for sale right now as I hope to build a distribution relationship with a company already providing tools for you. I just noticed that there is a button to purchase a mesh taper, but that is inactive and will be removed.

    On the "Friends" page we have posted the logo and a direct link to the www.tapingandjointing.com site to show my appreciation for your past encouragement and to help build the viewership here. I deliberately didn't refer to your UK base thinking that it might discourage US guys from checking it out.. I can add "UK" if Amestaper prefers. (However...any changes will have to wait until our web designer returns from a cruise he's on. This guy charges $10,000.00 USD for a site and does it in a week. I know him personally so I got a smoking deal).

    Thanks,

    Rick
    P.S. What do you think of the final revision of our site? We wanted it to be completely different than anyone else in the industry; professional and to also provide the "human" touch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhardman View Post
    I've been neck deep getting the company started, setting up mfg partners and working with potential distributors. I'm having breakfast with a long time manufacturer of traditional drywall tools tomorrow. It will be interesting to see how it goes...

    Anyway, let me know what else I can do to help with patents, technology and anything else related to tools.

    I have more patent research to do and can make time to help if you need anything more.

    Rick

    Amestaper, you did a fantastic job cataloging all of those patents. I thought they'd just end up on a random list.
    Did you receive my email a week or two ago with the patents showing stilts made out of wood?

    Rick

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    I did, thank you.

    PS. You also mentioned a creaser wheel?
    Last edited by amestaper; 20-04-2010 at 07:12 AM. Reason: creaser wheel
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    Quote Originally Posted by amestaper View Post
    I did, thank you.

    PS. You also mentioned a creaser wheel?
    Then a creaser wheel it is Sir!*

    Rick
    (*Capital "S" very deliberate.)

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