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Old 10-16-2010, 03:34 PM
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Wondering about the two I know the thimble drone has the thimbledrone stamped around the tank. But how to tell difference between the babe bee and the thimble drone. I have a engine sitting here with the brass backplate but no thimble drone around the tank. I though the babe bee had the plastic backplate or was this just on the newer ones. Thanks Dave
Old 10-16-2010, 04:04 PM
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Dave
This looks like a pretty good time reference.
http://sites.google.com/site/coxengi...ction/babe-bee
I think they were all Babe Bees from beginning to end, and
Thimble Drome was an ad campaign-name at one point.
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Old 10-16-2010, 09:46 PM
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Ok thats what I was wondering.I will check out the link. Thanks Bob
Old 10-17-2010, 12:33 PM
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Default RE: babe bee or thimbledone

"Thimbledrome" was the branding Cox employed in the early years. The branding was later dropped.

Most of the props we stock still have the word "Thimbledrome" moulded into them simply because the the same moulds continued to be used.

On the engine tanks, the branding was a secondary operation and when Cox "re-branded" they simply omitted the word.

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Thanks Bernie I get it now.
Old 10-23-2010, 01:44 PM
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Default RE: babe bee or thimbledone

I think that 'google' site in post #2 should be forwarded to the Cox 'stickie' thread....

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