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Old 03-29-2005, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Thrustline 1
Where is the machine now? Are the motors still made in the U.S.?

Bill has it correct about the original Mabel. Vern was planning on buying back the original to put in his museum. They went on vacation to Europe I believe it was, and during that time the new owner (he didn't say what time period this was so I don't know which new owner, Damon or Barry Tunick) went and sold the machine for scrap. They were extremely disappointed when they got home and found out this happened.

There are new versions of Mabel at Estes. The engines are still made there in Penrose as Bob stated. Check out the following link if you want to see one of, if not the oldest Estes employee, Ed Brown. He's the one that makes the motors.,358
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