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  • in reply to: WEBSITE ISSUES! #29932
    Colin Ball
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    Louise
    I have no issues with the website. I think it works efficiently and you were quick to set up an account for me when asked. Whilst I acknowledge that I haven’t used it as much as I like I have had no issues when I have.
    Thank you for helping me out.

    in reply to: Interesting Thought #29712
    Colin Ball
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    Now i’m not sure about this either.

    As far as I can remember Werner introduced springer forks in 1905 and Rex was using telescopic spring forks in 1906.

    Joah Phelon claimed to have invented the kick-start before Scott but I don’t think that he sued Scott for it, like he did the 2 speed gear.

    So perhaps it was only the triangulated frame then? However, I think Alexander Graham Bell developed the “spaceframe” for nautical engineering purposes prior to 1908. I can’t see that Scott’s frame was anything new in 1909.

    Looks like Scott “borrowed” from everybody.

    in reply to: Interesting Thought #29698
    Colin Ball
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    Really? I thought that it was Joseph Day that invented the valveless two-stroke engine although I read somewhere that it was one of Day’s employees (a Mr Cock I think) who came up with the idea of using the skirt of the piston to control the inlet port and hence do away with valves altogether.

    If this is correct I can’t see that Alfred Scott designed anything new?

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