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Apr 9th, 2006 at 12:58am
 
I was able to locate several pages of slings in the Smithsonian Institute collection. I had to fill out a form and wait for them to e-mail me the info. Like I said, it is several pages long so what I have done is e-mail it to Chris in the hope that he can put some of the best pictures here.
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Reply #1 - Apr 9th, 2006 at 4:59am
 
Cool!  I can't wait.  Are they slings of the world, or from a particular area?
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Reply #2 - Apr 9th, 2006 at 6:35am
 
Slings from all over Cheesy
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Reply #3 - Apr 9th, 2006 at 8:33am
 
Bagkahuna,
Great work! I'm anxious to see the photos!
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Reply #4 - Apr 10th, 2006 at 7:47am
 
Oh man, these should be really good! *goes to get popcorn*
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Reply #5 - Apr 12th, 2006 at 1:19pm
 
I did receive the email, thanks bigkahuna.  I didn't see any pictures though?  I haven't had time to really look it over; pretty swamped with other work right now.

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Reply #6 - Apr 13th, 2006 at 10:08am
 
I'll see if I can work on that Chris. I also mailed you some pics from the American Museum of Natural History collection. Hope you can post them.      Thanks!
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Reply #7 - Apr 20th, 2006 at 1:57pm
 
I contacted the Smithsonian again today after going through 118 pages of slings and sling stones in their collection! There were references like"20 assorted Peruvian slings"  etc. In any case I am trying to get some pictures out of them. Will keep you all informed.  Wink
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Reply #8 - Apr 21st, 2006 at 1:19pm
 
  I say we just have a ROAD TRIP! and see them ourselves!!! Don't suppose thy would let us try them.
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Reply #9 - Apr 21st, 2006 at 7:02pm
 
They did ask if I wanted to view any of them. I think however, that they might be a tad squeemish about letting us try any. Undecided
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