Chris, D&D was always D&D. Jammer (Joe Teresi and Mill Blair)was just the distributor of the parts that D&D made. D&D was never owned by Jammer.Jammer and D&D split the sheets because D&D thought that Jammer was playing down the D&D name and they (D&D)were losing their identity, and D&D thought they could do just a good a job at distributing their parts themselves as Jammer was. So, D&D ended their relationship with Jammer, and D&D started to distribute their own parts again under D&D Distributing, from their storefront in Burbank, as well as selling retail from the same location, as D&D Cycle.Eventually, in the early '80's, Paughco acquired D&D in total, and that's how Paughco got their original line of springers and rigid frames. The Paughco springers and rigid frames are direct decedents of the original D&D springers and rigid frames Jammer distributed for D&D.
Rich, Thanks for the correct History.I can understand why D&D had a problem with Jammer, since I don't remember seeing D&D's name after the Jammer ads and catalogs came out.I have an old Big Bike Magazine where Mil Blair writes about the new springers from D&D and for some reason thought he was the builder of them. I'll have to look it up to see why.
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