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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 17, April 23, 2006, Article 33

AMERICAN BANKNOTE COMPANY AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE

An article in The New York Times discusses inventor Sean
Sabol's research at the New York Public Library.  His research
led him to the American Banknote Company, which is embarking
on manufacturing product far from the mainstream of the
century-old firm's business:

"The product, Detail Devils, is a portable kit for $39.95
that provides "everything but the bucket" to clean a motorcycle,
including five types of cloth and eight two-ounce bottles of
potions like tar remover, bug remover and leather conditioner.
In auto lingo, "detailing" means a thorough cleaning to make a
set of wheels look like new."

"Last summer, a venture capital firm he learned about at the
library led him to a business partner that is manufacturing
and distributing the kits. This is the first such venture
for the company, American Banknote Corporation, a $220 million
international printing business in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.,
that specializes in printing stock certificates and
manufacturing credit cards."

The deal with American Banknote gives Mr. Sabol a share of
the profits, $2 per kit. According to Pat Gentile, American
Banknote's chief financial officer, if the product is a
success in the United States, distribution may expand to A
ustralia and Brazil."

To read the complete article, see: Full Story

[I wonder if the kit could also be used by a "Note Doctor"
to spruce up tattered currency.... -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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