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fc60

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Lifetyme Dies - History
« on: August 30, 2011, 07:37:09 pm »
Greetings,

Just did an unsuccessful "Google" search for Lifetyme dies.

Does anyone know the history of them?

Such as, was the company named Lifetyme; or, was it a brand?

Perhaps someone has an original brochure or price sheet they could scan and post?

Cheers,

Dave

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Re: Lifetyme Dies - History
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2011, 09:59:40 pm »
Hi Dave
I looked very closely at one of my Lifetyme dies and it was stamped "Pat Pend" so someone has applied for a Patent. Perhaps You could find info on the Die from that
source. It also had a "Oval with capital P followed by Capital K" enclosed within the Oval which could be a Trade Mark, again this could be a clue as to who made them.
Good luck in Your search.

Good Shooting

Lindy

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Re: Lifetyme Dies - History - Found Something
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2011, 01:16:55 pm »
Greetings Lindy,

Good advice. I found a record of the Trademark...


Typed Drawing
Word Mark    LIFETYME
Goods and Services    (CANCELLED) IC 013. US 009. G & S: Dies for Reloading Firearm Shells. FIRST USE: 19460900. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19461000
Mark Drawing Code    (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number    72102123
Filing Date    August 5, 1960
Current Filing Basis    1A
Original Filing Basis    1A
Registration Number    0722477
Registration Date    October 10, 1961
Owner    (REGISTRANT) KNEPP, PAUL C. DBA CARBIDE DIE & MFG. CO. UNKNOWN 15615 E. ARROW HIGHWAY Azusa CALIFORNIA

(LAST LISTED OWNER) Carbide Die & Manufacturing Co., Inc. CORPORATION CALIFORNIA Irwindale CALIFORNIA
Assignment Recorded    ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Type of Mark    TRADEMARK
Register    PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text    SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR).
Renewal    1ST RENEWAL 19830524
Live/Dead Indicator    DEAD
Cancellation Date    July 20, 2002


There is a record of a Paul Knepp in Arcadia. Might be the owner but the contact info is hidden.

Another Paul Knepp in Irwindale is shown as deceased.

Cheers,

Dave
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Re: Lifetyme Dies - History
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2011, 08:46:13 pm »
My 1979 receipts for Lifetyme dies are from
Carbide Die & Mfg. Co., Inc.
15615 E. Arrow Highway
Irwindale, California 91706
Phone: (213) 337-2518 (changed to area code 818)

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 226
Covina, Calif. 91724

They were signed by Paul C. Knepp

Most dies were purchased from Star Machine Works but in several instances I returned them to Carbide Die for changes and or replacements (such as special sizing, 2 stage or special calibers).

I am not aware of any catalog they may have produced.

Jerry Mc

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Re: Lifetyme Dies - History
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2013, 11:30:58 am »
Looks like Carbide Die and Manufacturing exists in Baldwin Park , CA still...

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Re: Lifetyme Dies - History
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2014, 01:23:34 pm »
The 2-stage .45 dies were particularly useful when loading the very thin Remington nickel plated commercial cases.

I gave my die to Scott Lorentz who had helped me a lot.

Jerry

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Re: Lifetyme Dies - History
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2014, 11:14:41 pm »
Greetings,

I have one each of the 38 SPL 2S and 45 ACP 2S original Lifetyme dies. They are indeed quite useful.

In fact, I machined a clone 2S die for my 45 Colt setup.

Too bad Lifetyme is gone, they made nice tools. I especially liked the flash Chrome plating on the die bodies.

Cheers,

Dave

 

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