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Old 07-29-2008, 07:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bucket changer history

My now-fuzzy memory tells me that bucket changers are actually a fairly modern invention, meant to fulfill the requirements of "stock class," which is another fairly modern invention (by that I mean they are modern enough to be "retro" at the time they were created).

But I am not positive about this, does anyone know or have an example of a bucket changer that predates the "stock class" designation?

My recollection is that the original Rat Attacks were dropouts with ASA threads, but I'm sure MCBers would know for sure if that's right or wrong.
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Rat Attacks were the first Bucket Changers I recall seeing......and that was long before "Stock Class"
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Got picture or time reference for one?
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have answered my own question, and my memory is indeed faulty.

First evidence I have found, courtesy of the Old Magazine Scans thread, is:
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1987, none other than earon carter.

As for the rat attack;
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1988

So I guess the most I can still say is that the bucket changer did not achieve near-ubiquity until the stock class trend, since dropouts do not satisfy stock class rules, but they were indeed early innovations in QC.
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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This situation is the very reason why I did all those scans.




ooooooooo................look post #222
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Awesome. I hadn't even noticed you were the guy who did them
Thanks for doing em! I have a few old mags around but earliest I think is 89 or 90.
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Forgive me if I am "ignant" but isn't that a dropout changer?

If you look real hard you can see the drop out shaded in darker in the picture.
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Drop out were well before bucket changers SI and BE had drop outs standard. Buckets cam along after the tank ASA became popular for players who went to play tourney or 12g only fields.
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Forgive me if I am "ignant" but isn't that a dropout changer?

If you look real hard you can see the drop out shaded in darker in the picture.
Try these

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