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Grabow Omega? Nope....
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JoeMan
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:21 pm    Post subject: Grabow Omega? Nope....  Reply with quote

Here's a Grabow you've surely not seen before.  At first glance in the auction (over a year ago), I thought this was an Omega with a rubber bit.  I was right about the rubber bit part...



Zooming in on the images, I saw this stamping...



Unlike the Omega, this has a 'true' P-lip...with the hole in the top of the button...



I showed this to RJ, who has provided a ton of info after researching the earlier grabow lines (including Deluxe, Tru-Grain, Supreme, etc).  He had not seen this shape before in Supreme...only the much more recent Omega like the rest of us.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that is the crown jewel!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great find!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something new keeps popping up to keep us interested. Great find Joe!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's a beauty
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing bud, nice find.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is definitely a rare animal. Very cool. And looking good as new might I add.

When was the Supreme model discontinued, and did the Omega and Supreme model productions overlap?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave G wrote:
When was the Supreme model discontinued, and did the Omega and Supreme model productions overlap?


Dave, I believe Supreme and other of the 'early' Grabow lines went until about 1953 (someone correct me if you know differently), whereas Tom shared some time ago that Omega started in about 1975.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweeeeeeet.  You've got my address...

LOL.
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vwdeano wrote:
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I do!  I'll send you a letter to tell you how good she smokes.   Laughing  Wink  Cool


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