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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Iceman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August-08-2021 at 3:04pm
Jay and Rick, this has been a very interesting read on this very rare Target.  I have thoroughly enjoyed this post.  Jay, thank you for sharing this Target with us and as always Rick, "your the man!"  Perfection!

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Great collaborative effort to resurrect this cool target, guys!
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Well, thanks to the reproduction magic of  Daisytalk member jackdog (aka ricksu) I have put the reproduced (circa 1911) target into the No. 21 Bell target. Here is an indoors photo, and an outdoors photo.

 When I read through the patent description, the designer had two uses in mind. One was to shoot thru the paper target and let the lead shot smack into the steel backing (or ring the bullseye gong), and then fall into the box (thru the lower slot) for disposal.

 Or second, the half-inch space behind the paper target could be ‘layered with felt’ so as to preserve the lead shot for reuse.

 Most kids probably didn’t have ‘felt’ available, but cutting up dad’s newspaper to fit behind the target probably worked just as well. If I let my imagination run wild, then possibly back in the spring of 1912 some kid was chopping up newspaper for this purpose, and the headline of  that paper read “Titanic strikes iceberg”.

Or not: as most kids probably cut up the funny pages.Smile



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jackdog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August-04-2021 at 11:48am
Thanks Pete.  That is a 12pt (110lb weight) card stock thickness,  Helps me a lot.
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Rick,
Thickness is 0.0120"






















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Jay,
I'm guessing they were bundled with twine in packs of 100 cards rather than in a tear off pad like some of the later cards.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gumslinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August-03-2021 at 11:27pm
Yes, thanks Pete for the dimensions. Nice to know some of these vintage targets are in the hands of people who can appreciate what they are. Do you think these were sold in a (tear-off) pack, or sold as individual pieces? 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jackdog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August-03-2021 at 9:57pm
Thanks Pete for that info... I actually had this measurement come out at 5 - 13/32 so either 
5 - 3/8 or 5 - 7/16 is in the ball bark for the height of the target.   But it is good you have one and actually measured it.  

If you indeed have this target could you describe the paper weight?  Is it like a newspaper, a piece of paper, or more like a postcard?   Just curious.  Thanks for the post.
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The target that I have measures 4 1/2" W x 5 3/8" H. It has your target pictured on the back of it along with the B3 "Daisy Special". 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jackdog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August-02-2021 at 4:23pm
Thanks Mark.. Instead of doing a lot of photoshop clean-up on these images I kept it looking very aged..

You have my email if you want any just drop me a note...
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