Crackjacks from 1964

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Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 17, 2014 - 02:57pm PT
The Hourglass was certainly known to shift occasionally...Peter loosened it up by underclinging with gusto! LOL
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Topic Author's Reply - May 17, 2014 - 03:39pm PT
Stevie, it has to shift seasonally, at least. Water, snow and icefall gets behind it from the top and both sides; there are also chockstsones to help in a ratcheting-out effect. Once again repeating, here is a picture showing some crushed tubes and a hex found at the base of the Hourglass the spring after they had been fixed in place for some unusual reason and left behind. This might be Vern C.

Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 17, 2014 - 05:21pm PT
Peter- I have been trying to get someone to post a shot of those mythical mashed nuts for a long time! Thanks!

I must have missed it first time around...

I assume that they fell out of the Right Side.

They might have become fixed once the Big Squeeze of the Sands of Time was on.
karabin museum

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phoenix, az
Jun 11, 2015 - 09:55pm PT
This was a post of mine in this thread in 2009.


I got the Crackjack for my museum from Bridwell years ago. He said it was from Harding used on the Harding Slot on Astroman FA. Said it may be made by Dolt. Bridwell wasnt trying to sell me, he is a friend, but maybe just didn't remember. It is a fantastic piece so great job on the craftsmanship. This is the only one I have ever seen.


So I showed the Crackjack years ago to Don Lauria and mentioned it was from Harding. Don afterwards asked Warren Harding about it and Warren replied that he had never seen the device before. But Bridwell is sure that the device came from Harding. So it just dawned on me that this photo below of Warren Harding with the device on his person proves that Jim Bridwell was correct all along and my CrackJack came through Bridwell from Harding........pause........SUPER COOL!!!!!!!!

Warren Harding wearing the CrackJack
Warren Harding wearing the CrackJack
Credit: karabin museum
Marty and Don Lauria email
Marty and Don Lauria email
Credit: karabin museum
Warren Harding magazine ad with signature, signed.
Warren Harding magazine ad with signature, signed.
Credit: karabin museum
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