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WTT: looking for specific signatures

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Nobody looks familiar other than GW. He looks slightly older than the last time I saw him which was autumn of 77. Sounds like another good show in Shreveport.

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nico boom: John Frick went on to become a salesman working from Hope all the way up into Canada. I dated his sister-in-law for a while. Stayed at his house in Fayetteville a few times, once when Gary and I were on a week long road trip through the Ozarks. I made a few trades with Ron Elmore, and knew Rick Fawcett very well. IIRC Ricky lived in PWK's old house for a couple of years.

Those years are a blur....

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Thanks for the info, for me things like these signatures make the speakers unique though I never knew them in person.

These old labels are one of the things that expresses these loudspeakers were build by hand with care and attention; try to explain that to our modern generation.

My heart missed a beat when I saw the well-known labels on the Klipschorns I recently bought; if those labels had been removed or painted over I doubt if I would have bought them so soon.

In the past I used to tune motorcycles; after finetuning a engine I used to engrave my initials in a hidden corner. Some 30 years later I found my own initials engraved in a engine I was asked to rebuild; a weird feeling came over me like the past was staring me in the face.

I guess when the people who build "our Klipsch speakers" would see their name on those old labels again they would feel the same. ;)

Nico

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the people that actually built the speakers back then only got to stamp their first initial into the wood on the rear left or right side and the helper or helpers got to do the same. USA was also stamped on the other side. i have heresys ( 77 ) with USA on the left side and cornwalls ( 79 ) with USA on the right side.

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Reading this thread I discovered an interesting coincidence: N W Bradford was the tester on both my Klipschorns and Cornwalls. The KC-BR Klipschorns were inspected by David Johnson and tested by N W Bradford. The CD-BR Cornwalls were inspected by Lester Boyd and tested by N W Bradford. I bought the Klipschorns locally but obtained the Cornwalls from the original owner in the Raleigh area of NC. That Bradford guy got around!

Klipschorn Tag

Cornwall Tag

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Has anyone seen one of these labels before? Im curious if it isimage-5.jpg a print or actual sig.

Inside the Doghouse tucked under the edge of the Woofer

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