Fantastic Vic! Where did you find these??
Reminds me of what either Irwin or Lieber said- some of the things we find most interesting on Tiger are things they had to do to cover up "mistakes". The brass on the front and back is there to cover seams from when they had to change mid-course from a neck-through design. The oval on the back is there because they got too thin on the back when doing the swimming pool and had to create a design to artisticlly rebuild the back and fill in the area. At least that's the way I understood it.
In photos I had seen what looked like a chip in the wood on the knob side of the switchplate. When I got a long, close-up oogle of Tiger when Irsay had it on display in Indy last year you could see it plainly.
Yikes! Look at the opening under the jackplate!?! It's not just two holes drilled through the wood covered with the brass plate. THAT's why the jackplate is so big! Who knew....
So if this was a 1990 facelift do you suppose that this is when Irwin had that fancy photo taken that's used in the $150 Tiger poster that's on the Bay all the time? I notice that the seller of this poster is in Rochester NY- where Irwin was born and raised. Coincidence?
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