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    can someone tell me why otis painted there machines green did alittle work on some MEAN GREEN PINSETTIN MACHINES this week. all i have to say otis made a dam good setter but all the conversons were needed like the turret frame and the removle of the 2nd spring guide thanks jb

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    Re: why did otis paint there setters GREEN

    I belive that they painted the pinsetters green because of a surplus of paint left over from the army. Looks like a wonderful color of the jeep that was built in Toledo for the armed forces. If I am right the first machines were built in downtown Toledo at Otis elevator company.

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    • #3
      Re: why did otis paint there setters GREEN

      I think the machine was green to protect the mechanic.
      Those newer silver gearboxes and gray frames show dirt way to fast.
      That green paint can hide oil leaks and dirt better than any aluminum.
      He He HE HE
      Graham

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      • #4
        Re: why did otis paint there setters GREEN

        The color was called "bowling green". Maybe it was surplus paint left over after Brunswick balked at painting their collenders.

        Roger

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        • #5
          Re: why did otis paint there setters GREEN

          I was told many years ago that it was left over paint from WWII. Otis got a deal on it. I'm not sure the info was accurate though...so, I could be wrong.(wouldn't be the first time)

          I prefer the grey color though. It makes the machine look clean when it is clean. I've never been able to get a greenie to look clean, even after steam cleaning it...

          So...Peanut...just what color are those machines of yours?
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          • #6
            Re: why did otis paint there setters GREEN

            Steve,
            Shadow Gray....We use the spray cans from Krylon for the small stuff,and we had body shop supply mix up automotive paint for the frames,electrical boxes,elevator, and accelerators/lifts.

            Peanut

            [ January 11, 2002: Message edited by: masternut ]
            Peanut

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            • #7
              Re: why did otis paint there setters GREEN

              Sure is tough to get all of the old green paint covered up on these old machines.
              If you could have seen these machines when i came here you could see night and day.
              Still painting with "CRYLON" Love that grey.
              Thanks
              Jim

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              • #8
                Re: why did otis paint there setters GREEN

                AR RAR:
                Very clever, good chuckle.
                Roscoe.
                rfm

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