Chuck Schmidt wrote:
> Steven Maasland wrote:
> > Galletti: is the common Italian name give to wingnuts, so galletti
> > automatici should be interpreted to be automated wingnuts, i.e. Q/R.
> In the early Campagnolo catalogs and instruction sheets "Bloccaggio" is
> the "Quick Release".
> I still think galletti automatici refers to Tullio's patented adjusting
> wing nut on the end of the QR since he uses the word bloccaggio for QR.
> The part is described in the catalogs as "Gallettino di registrazione a
> pressione automatica brevettato" or "Patented automatic pressure
> adjusting wing nut" on the end of the QR.
You know, rereading my post I think you are right... galletti, gallettino... gallettino is just the individual part and galletti automatici is automated wingnuts, i.e. QR.
Was this before the QR was called a bloccaggio then?
Chuck Schmidt L.A.