Slash what? (/?)
Okay, I was there in the 60's and the proud owner of an R69S. I lived in New York and was in the Butler and Smith offices many times.
There were the different models, R50, R60, R27, etc. and I never heard any reference in the spoken word, or in print, of a slash anything.
Then, in 1970, came the /5's, and it was some years later I heard references to the earles fork models as “slash 2's”. To make things more confusing, the early 50's models have been referred to as /3's.
It would make sense if the early 50's models were /3's, and the earles fork years as /4's, and the 70's models as /5's, but I guess that’s too easy.
So, how did this happen.