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Below are some of the weird items in my collection.



Italic Ludlow Self Centering Stick

The above is an Italic Self Centering Stick I purchased / Horse traded with Paul Aken in IL
From what I can find out it was commissioned by Tony Mickoweicz, a Ludlow mechanic in
the Chicago area, many years ago for one of his customers.  I have not seen another one in my
travels.



Strange Ludlow Stick #1

The above stick was given to me by James Parrish from his private collection. 
There are no marks on it
like it has never been used.


Strange Ludlow Stick #2

The above stick was given to me by James Parrish from his private collection.
A mat can be put into it and cast at almost any angle.  To keep this stick from
squirting you have to fill in the extra space with blank space mats to form a solid
area to cast from.  I have seen a picture of one other like this from a gentleman
in England.  The other stick casts on one end and has the inscription 24EM on it.
Otherwise they are the same.  According to Jim Parrish there were not many made
as Ludlow thought they were too dangerous for the general public to use.


Nick Smit's Special Stick

This stick is owned by Nicholas Smith from
The Rare Books Department - University Library - Cambridge
United Kingdom - nas1000@cam.ac.uk




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This is a special Ludlow Italic Double stick to cast Formal Script and Flair
Also a pair of Wedges to cast these mats in a standard stick
Such as a Self Centering Stick
The Formal Script and Flair also require special blank spaces


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