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Everyone has seen what is perhaps the only photo of the T100 Race Kit offered by Triumph in the early 50's. My question is what does the last word on the box label say? Below the Triumph logo and the words "Race Kit for Tiger 100" is an 8 character word.

Does anyone have a clear enough image to read it or know what it said?

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Maybe a Latin word for "Don't kill yourself?"

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Now, that is a really good question !!


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154.00 bucks? I spend that at grocery store. I wish I had a dozen or so unopened boxes in the garage.

The times they are a changing. Bob Dylan.

"contents" I would suspect the contents would be listed underneath.


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"Contents"!...so there is more to the label than I thought, a contents list that can't be seen in these photos. Anyone have a clearer inage of this box, or even the actual box?? That's very interesting!!


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Looks like eight letters, contents is nine.


Spoke too quick. Just got out the magnifying lense and it is "contents". Nine white letters in a black background.


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I think that confirms it then..."Contents" it is...and the list is probably similar to the list in this photo. Still would love to see a better label image if anyone is digging though thier attic!

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Gentlemen, I found a clear picture in the 1950 booklet "Tuning the Triumph Tiger 100."

The eight-letter word is, indeed, "CONTENTS."

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154.00 bucks? I spend that at grocery store. I wish I had a dozen or so unopened boxes in the garage.

The times they are a changing. Bob Dylan.

"contents" I would suspect the contents would be listed underneath.


When that kit was introduced a skilled blue collar worker made maybe 100 bucks a week...A new TV was 200 bucks... How much was the bike new?


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I can imagine back in the day guys standing in a dealers showroom drooling over one in a display case


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IMO, the picture of the box and parts laid out is an advertising layout. So to keep the obscured clutter to a minimum the actual list of "contents" was whited out or left off the label.


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I agree Bill...the whole photo looks a bit touched to me...just look at the chrome of the megaphones, the perfectly obscure reflections almost look painted on!

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According to "Triumph in America", the Speed Kits came in wooden boxes. I wonder if the box in the picture is or supposed to be wooden, it actually seems a bit small for all of the bits shown.


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In his book "Triumph Tiger 100 / Daytona, John Nelson said that the Racing Kit was first catalogued (1951 ) under P/N CP 100 (8.25:1 coompression), P/N CP 101 (9.5:1 )


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