Jun 25, 2007

Tri-Wheel® circa 1988

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You can tell that this is an early edition of the Tri-Wheel as the numbers are sequential within the three rings. The lack of a glossy face and the very effective custom machined bearing system also suggest that this predated 1988. Over the entire course of production, there were eleven different editions, each successively better than the last. Bias, perhaps, but I feel this is the finest, truest spinning wheel of its size for the money. If I didn't feel this way, I would make yet another change to it....

The very first Tri-Wheel, went into operation mid-1986, did not use a table. That was added to the operation later in 1986. The early tables were rectangular and had 4 ft. by 8 ft. playing surfaces. Around 1989 we shifted to the smaller table with tapered corners as seen to the right. It was a matter of space.

This is the Tri-Wheel setup that was located at the former Moorhead Ramada Inn operated by the Clay-Wilkin Opportunity Council if I am not mistaken.

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