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Tony Stephens
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« on: 03 January, 2010, 01:21:02 PM »

I have in my possession the remaining special tools which were the property of Bob West (London Lancia specialist from Lambda to around Appia time, formerly the West in West & Chittenden the Lambda specialist pre-war). These were passed on to John  Maltby as Bob spent the last few years of his life lodging at John's, and when John in turn died I was his "motoring executor" and in exchange was given the opportunity to buy Lambda BCO 987 at a (very) preferential price.

As to the tools, over the years since John's death I have identified all the ones marked with a model name (kept the Lambda and Aurelia ones for myself, rather naturally) and passed them on to the Club's acknowledged model experts. I am left with a fairly large number of tools which I can't identify: I would hazard a guess that they are mostly Dilambda/Astura, but there may be some which in ignorance I have missed. Some may even date from West & Chittenden days.

They have all led a hard life and many have obviously been involved in spectacular mechanical battles. Quite frankly a scrapman would probably turn his nose up at them. But I can't quite throw them away, as they were all made for a purpose. If I could find out the individual uses then I would be happy to pass them on to a good home. It would be a task for a real mechanical expert with amazing powers of recall to upgrade them from useless scrap to valuable workshop items.

2010 is to be a year of tidying up the Stephens garage. Now having a running B20, a Lambda nearer to completion, and another make of Vintage Light Car, I really need the space.

Any suggestions which will clear them from my garage at a stroke, rasther than dribbling out over the years, or being thrown away? Needless to say, various model experts have already reviewed them and found nothing they felt was useful.
 
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Dilambdaman
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« Reply #1 on: 04 January, 2010, 09:43:57 AM »

Hi Tony,

If you think that they may be Dilambda tools then I would be very interested in having them. I could pass on any Astura items to Morris Parry.

Will you be at the Lambda Lunch 16th Jan?

Robin.
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Robin Lacey 3222

1932 Dilambda
1969 Fulvia S1 1.6HF Fanalone
Tony Stephens
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« Reply #2 on: 04 January, 2010, 04:13:47 PM »

Yes I will be there, Robin, but I can swear that you would no more want to transport them all home than I would to load them all into the car and bring them there. Also, as described, I don't actually know what they are for.

Would you recognise the Dilambda ones?
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Dilambdaman
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« Reply #3 on: 06 January, 2010, 01:33:39 PM »

Oooo...! Tony I wasn't expecting you to bring them along, just that we could have a chat about them and arrange for me to come and look at  them sometime. Would it be possible to bring photos with you?

I have a few Dilambda special tools so would recognise them and also a picture of some others.

Look forward to seeing you on the 16th, weather permitting!

Robin.
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Robin Lacey 3222

1932 Dilambda
1969 Fulvia S1 1.6HF Fanalone
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