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Old 10-29-2009, 08:14 PM   #15
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For LTD interiors & some of the 70's coaches with the coppery color, Fisheries has the brass finish in stock:
Fisheries Supply

or:
http://www.greenboatstuff.com/advanc...31755506130963

But for the fans of the chrome strop hook, some disturbing news:

ABI Marine 371911 Hook, Razor Strop, Chrome Ships Store Torresen

might be an idea to phone & find out if ABI has discontinued the chrome strop hooks.

Now we know - if I find any of these hooks in storage from our boating days, I can pass them off at rally swap meets as "Byam Hooks!"
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:01 PM   #16
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Why the Byam Hook?

Wally Byam found this one of the most useful items in trailering. They met his many needs.

He could hang up his Coleman lattern. A wet raincoat. Run a cord from one hook to another an have a clothes line. Just about anything Wally needed to hang up could use these British manfactured hooks.

On the outside you normally found two of the to hold up a Army surplus canvas water funnel. Using his jerri cans Wally poured his water into this large funnel into the water fill.

Wally had many inside his Airstreamss. How many 10, 12...I never counted them, but there was adequate coverage through out his Airstreams.

My Mother, Helen Byam Schwamborn, followed suit and always had sufficinet numbers of the Byam hooks in her Airstreams.

A great addition to the interior of any Airstream.
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:09 PM   #17
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Found them in chrome

I couldn't find them in stock in the chrome plated version, so I picked some up in Brass from Boat Building and Woodworking Supplies

Check out their website -- they're a great distributor. (no affiliation)
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1972 Wally Byam Stores

A glimpse from the past about Byam Hooks.
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PeeWee - I'd like to see that whole catalog scanned and made available on AirForums - that is if it isn't here already and I don't know about it. Bet there's lots of interesting stuff in there.
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PeeWee - I'd like to see that whole catalog scanned and made available on AirForums - that is if it isn't here already and I don't know about it. Bet there's lots of interesting stuff in there.
I have 5 to 10 different catalogs, I think, and no time to scan them. I scan excerpts as there are topics or questions.

The early catalogs are quite small, but the 1972 and older catalogs are 56 pages plus cover.
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:25 PM   #21
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I called up mothership today and they have the hooks PeeWee mentioned above. They said they are not exactly the same but close. They are not usually sold in the store. $2.75 each so I ordered 10 before they dissappear. Vintage Trailer supply was charging $4.75. I'll post a photo when I get them
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The hook that was shown on the SailBoatStuff site and the one from the Byam catalog that PeeWee posted are not exactly identical. The base looks exactly the same but the hook part is different - the original hook is more open and has a somewhat different curve than the ones being sold now.
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Old 10-30-2009, 10:15 PM   #23
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Wally Catalog - 1978

I posted the first twenty or so pages of a hundred page catalog from 1978.

See...http://dwmorrison.com/WallyCatalog1978.pdf

More pages will follow in the coming days.

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There it is!

Thanks Dave,
More pages when you have time please.
I've already spotted 4 things I can't live without and must now scrounge for.
Thanks for sharing

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Thanks, Dave. Looking forward to seeing more when you get the time.
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I posted the first twenty or so pages of a hundred page catalog from 1978.

See...http://dwmorrison.com/WallyCatalog1978.pdf

More pages will follow in the coming days.

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In the 78 catalog Byam Hooks were .55. I also see the plastic "no nail hooks" which I have a few of. When I got my Tradewind it had been vandalized. Someone thought it would be fun to light the ends of the plastic no nail hooks like candles and see what happened. I want to use the Byam Hooks to replace the no nail hooks and cover miscellaneous screw holes left in the walls and bulkheads.
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$$$$$ in 1972 Catalog

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In the 78 catalog Byam Hooks were .55. I also see the plastic "no nail hooks" which I have a few of. When I got my Tradewind it had been vandalized. Someone thought it would be fun to light the ends of the plastic no nail hooks like candles and see what happened. I want to use the Byam Hooks to replace the no nail hooks and cover miscellaneous screw holes left in the walls and bulkheads.
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First or nearly first catalog

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See...http://dwmorrison.com/WallyCatalog1978.pdf

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If I run across the first catalog I will consider scanning it. It half the page size, and less than half the pages of the 1972 and probably the 1978 catalog.

At it's prime in California the in-house store was very impressive offering everything in the catalog, and adding items in between catalog issues. Also part of the store was the availability of buying numerous repair parts from the service department.

While I was finishing my schooling after the 1959 African Caravan, I worked several summers at the Santa Fe Springs Plant. Ralph Waddell was in charge of the store. He became ill and I filled in for him. What a great experience. Every other Caravanner that came in was an old friend of mine dating back to the 1951 Caravan, and the other four Caravans I traveled on. Working in the store was a privilege.
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