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    Posted 12 days ago

    dav2no1
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    The Original Wrist-Rocket and Victor Slingshot Ammo

    I always wondered what happened to my slingshot? When Dad passed away 14 years ago we were going through some stuff in the basement. In the workshop, I found the answer.

    Wrist Rocket Slingshot
    Victor Slingshot Ammo - 150 - 1/4" Steel Pellets
    Made by Victor - Animal Trap Company of America

    One package is unopened and the other is open. You can see the rubber band just disintegrated from age on the open package.

    Also have the original Victor bag that ammo came in.

    VICTOR
    The company was founded in the early 1800s and has quite a storied past. They manufactured many different items including the famous mouse traps and decoys.

    WRIST-ROCKET
    The middle 1950s saw two major innovations in slingshot manufacture, typified by the Wrist-Rocket which was produced by the Saunders Archery Co. of Columbus, Nebraska. The Wrist-Rocket was made from bent aluminum alloy rods that formed not only the handle and fork, but also a brace that extended backwards over the wrist, and provided support on the forearm to counter the torque of the bands. The Wrist-Rocket also used surgical rubber tubing rather than flat bands, attached to the backwards-facing fork ends by sliding the tubing ends over the tips of the forks, where it was held by friction or adhered with the addition of liquid rosin

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    1. kwqd kwqd, 12 days ago
      I still have one of these somewhere. When I first got mine, in the 1980s, I sat it down on the floor while I was doing something else and when I looked at it again my two cats, Gus and Grace, were facing each other on either side of the sling shot, each with one side of the rubber tubing in their mouths chewing for all they were worth. Not sure they could have done much damage to it even if I hadn't stopped them. That was some hard rubber.
    2. dav2no1 dav2no1, 12 days ago
      Great story thanks for sharing.
    3. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 12 days ago
      Your dad was smart for taking possession of it.....
    4. dav2no1 dav2no1, 12 days ago
      Haha..we also found our ouija board.
    5. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 12 days ago
      I remember these well, always having wanted one but Mom was MOST INSISTENT that I couldn't have one, prolly not an unwise decision on her part. <lol>

      I've got an ouija board in its box here too somewhere but it was a later acquisition, which I've never really tried to 'play with'... ;-) :-)

    6. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 12 days ago
      Dav2no1, you gave me a laugh with that one!
      I was always afraid in our house anyway, without even having a ouiji board to compound my fears!
    7. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 12 days ago
      Thanks for showing dav2no1, I made one in General Shop in 8th grade Intermediate 1967, designed, made a sand mold and cast it in aluminum, with 1/4" posts for the surgical tubing, and leather pocket, I used marbles or 1/2' ball bearings, and I got real accurate with it to. The ball bearings would go over 1/4 mile! I will not admit to anything else! :^D
      Always wear a Mask in public to help end COVID-19! :^)
    8. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 12 days ago
      And now, Bill, you've given me a fresh new laugh (sorely needed!) with your comment too!! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

      My (and my partner's) latest (round 3) covid tests still negative, the masks are a now semi-permanent adornment to the dashboard of my truck even if I occasionally forget and have to walk halfway back across whatever parking lot at whatever store to retrieve one.

      Thank you kindly my friend -- STAY WELL yourself and all yours, as also to all my other CW friends -- yes, despite all the typical public "noise" one way or the other, simply wearing a mask would appear to be the simplest and most currently available 'protection' for ALL of us to, hopefully, defeat the covid mess.

      --Tim
    9. dav2no1 dav2no1, 12 days ago
      So Bill...what ever happened to your masterpiece?
    10. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 11 days ago
      I just thought at glance that it was some kind of torture device or hernia support. I feel much relieved now.
    11. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 11 days ago
      BB2 has me laughing at the thought!
    12. wickencrafts, 11 days ago
      Pops had one of those. My cousin brought firecrackers on the air plane with him to minnesota. GOOD OLD DAYS
      We used wrist rocket as the launcher
      If you timed it right PULL and then have it go off in the air all GOOD
      To early Dudley was not cool...
      Too Late equals HOT FINGERS
    13. dav2no1 dav2no1, 11 days ago
      Disclaimer : I think some slugs may have been harmed in the making of This childhood.
    14. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 11 days ago
      Well dav2no1, after 7 moves since High School in 1973, I know that it made it to this Home of ours since 1986, but when my Boys were old enough, for me to show them the Sling Bow, that I had made 27yrs earlier, #1 I was a Parent showing them a deadly weapon, that because it was so old, #2 when I stretched that surgical tubing it snapped back hitting me and was real funny for them, with no fresh Tubing to repair it, and realizing it probably wasn't a good idea anyway, I put it back in the box, on the shelf in the Garage, that was 25yrs ago, I know about where it was, but, I'm not digging for it! :^D
      Don't leave without a Mask on, that way you won't have to travel unprotected back to get one, lets Stop the spread of COVID-19, Wear a Mask! :^)
    15. dav2no1 dav2no1, 11 days ago
      Ha ha ..great story.

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