Hi Fett Brothers and Sisters,
I have been obsessing over the Borden connector for far too long now. After researching this Dental piece to exhaustion, I have come to the conclusion that the Borden connector could in fact be a modified two hole connector. I have yet to see a real Borden FOUND three hole dental connector. There are pics of "a" three hole connector but is it the right one, was the third hole added no one knows and others have three holes but are not the correct size.
Some time ago I found this real Borden hand piece with its original connector hose/line? Please hear me out then bash the hell out of me
The piece if found is a Borden Airotor, stamped “51214”on the back. I was told that the hose, connector line came with the unit new. This sounded good to me, so I made the eBay purchase.
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Here’s a pic RafelFett republished as a reference photo and the rest are mine.
My two hole connector has the correct spiral cut from manufacturing as I see in movie reference photos.
I believe I can cut both ends off then place the connector in my mini lath and add the third hole in the correct spots.
One post years ago talked about adding a third hole to a two hole connector then flipping it over to revile the correct brass ESB look. This can also be done with the part I found.
I’m ready to cannibalize / chop this connector to create my three hole Borden connector, here goes nothing.
OK cuts made third hole added.
Here's the brass side. I found something interesting, the second hole has an angel to it from outside-low to inside-high.
Because my Borden three hole connector now looks correct is it more likely then not that they may have just added a third hole? i say yes, without someone coming forward who actually worked on the helmet at the time SW came out, I’m not sure how we can confirm this. We now know that real found parts were “turned” or modified i.e. the J.A. Michell toe spike parts, why not the Borden connector? Would it be out of the realm of possibility that the Borden connector was modified too?
I’m hoping to one day call this part, FOUND! But it has to be a real Borden two hole /Modified part to be considered a real Found part in my opinion. Maybe I’m getting ahead of myself hear. I look forward to your thoughts, please chime in.