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Douglas Price List duplicate parts
« on: 26 Apr 2020 at 06:05 »
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Re: Douglas Price List duplicate parts
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Re: Douglas Price List duplicate parts
« Reply #2 on: 26 Apr 2020 at 07:47 »
Great find Daren!

part number 720 is listed as 1912 Tank in the 1914 Douglas Working Instructions and Price List of Spare Parts for the 2 3/4 HP so possible the document is from that year or maybe shortly afterwards?

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Re: Douglas Price List duplicate parts
« Reply #3 on: 26 Apr 2020 at 15:24 »
Strange the use of the word "Duplicate" rather than "Spare" parts.

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Re: Douglas Price List duplicate parts
« Reply #4 on: 26 Apr 2020 at 22:31 »
Duplicate means to reproduce,  Mass production , remake, refashion ,rebuild,  also means to copy, reproducing replicas  Which might need to be adjusted  i.e Square, trim, cut off corners and smooth .
  So as you can see a carefully chosen word  for selling off slightly off speck parts to unsuspecting  customers especially a long way from home.    Still going on today ,
 i was an inspector of aircraft parts sent to the Antipodes  and many  where rejected as out of manufacturing specs!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Douglas Price List duplicate parts
« Reply #5 on: 26 Apr 2020 at 23:23 »
Daren, Doug and Clive,

I had a look at the 1912 Specifications and Price Lists of Douglas Motor Cycles & Spare Parts and it appears that the text in the Australian Duplicate parts list is the same  or very similar to the Douglas Price List of Spare parts - except for the price of course - about double or more in Australia - nothing changes! :-). So I think the list is almost definitely from 1912-13.

As Clive suggests, I think it is called a "Duplicate" parts list as it would allow the local Douglas agent or supplier to provide locally sourced or alternative parts if the genuine ones were not available? Maybe not necessarily inferior parts, but possibly. It would also allow the supplier to sell alternate parts at the genuine part (inflated) price.

As Clive says - nothing much has changed!

Interesting, the list has representatives in all States of Australia indicating an organised approach for the 1912 Year Model Douglas and seems to imply that this is an "official" Douglas list of parts available from Douglas agents.

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Re: Douglas Price List duplicate parts
« Reply #6 on: 05 May 2020 at 00:50 »
Strange the use of the word "Duplicate" rather than "Spare" parts.

I think "duplicate" might have been in common usage at the time to mean "spare" - see attached. Until the 1890s parts lists were not particularly useful because parts had to be "fitted" individually. Only with the bicycle boom in the 1890s did manufacture of mechanical goods become well-enough made that a spare part would actually fit any existing machine.

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Re: Douglas Price List duplicate parts
« Reply #7 on: 08 Jun 2020 at 03:15 »
OK I'm offering this to a 1912 Douglas owner in Aus for free I would like it to stay in Aus, but if not I will donate it to the LDMCC Ta Daren
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Re: Douglas Price List duplicate parts
« Reply #8 on: 08 Jun 2020 at 03:30 »
Daren,

Harold D. has a 1912 2 3/4 hp project - is that close enough? I can pass the offer on to him (if he hasn't already seen it) and get him to PM you if that is ok?

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Re: Douglas Price List duplicate parts
« Reply #9 on: 08 Jun 2020 at 08:21 »
Hi sure I'm just decluttering stuff not relevant to my projects Daren
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