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Old 08-04-2010, 09:33 AM
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There is a large Glock facility in Marietta, Ga. It appears that it is only a warranty service and distribution facility, but in the 80's everyone called it the "Glock plant". Apparently it was only for warranty service and not full assembly or manufacture. Sorry about the mistake.
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Old 08-21-2010, 08:58 AM
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Uncle Bill's Sliver Gripper Tweezer: manufactured in Connecticut.
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Old 08-21-2010, 09:25 AM
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Kanstul brass instruments
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King brass instruments
Ken Smith Basses
Upton Basses (all or some?)
Rickenbacker guitars and basses
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CAD (some) tube condenser recording microphones
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If you want to play music or kill something, you can do either with a high quality American made product.

I know there are still some great American made tools, particularly the hand tools;- check Highland Hardware for availability.
Hey, I've seen some people play 'music' that don't need a gun to kill something..
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Old 08-21-2010, 09:44 AM
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Arrow Car mirrors..

The side view mirrors on many American cars are or were made by DelBar. One of their plants/shops used to be across the street from my old shop. I moved in 1998 to the current location about 6 blocks up and they closed that plant sometime since. There is another DelBar plant a few miles away as well. I don't know if they are still going or not.

One time about 14 years ago I took my Ford Van to get a mirror replaced (I'll tell you why later) and the service guy at Ford said "hey, these mirrors are made down in Perkasie by you!"

Oh, the 'why' I needed a mirror. My son Jon, then around 8-9 years old or so was practicing his golf swing on the front lawn along side of the house in our yard. Sometimes we hit a pitching wedge with a real ball with a half swing as the property is not long enough for a full shot. This time Jonathan was swinging a 5 iron, not a wedge. He turns to the side facing the driveway with my Van parked on the side in front of the house (facing away) and attempts to hit a real ball across the driveway, past my Van and on to the next property. His ball hooks in slightly along the length of my Van like a 'speeding bullet' and 'bulls eyes' my passenger side mirror!

I dare Tiger Woods to hit that shot with a hundred balls. The mirror by the way was bent in some facing the window making it even harder to hit. I was more amazed at the 'skill' of the shot he hit than I was mad at him for breaking the mirror. How can a dad get mad at his son for hitting a perfect shot?

So, what else is made in USA? A good Golf swing!
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:27 AM
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Default Sounds familiar...

As a kid one of the first things I ever bought with "my own" money was a good slingshot - I blew the side mirror of the family station wagon off shortly after. That cost me more than the sling shot did, and I think I had to install the new one myself...
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