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SBCI

Version A Version B Version C
Version A Version B Version C

Overview


SBCI, Version A
(#396)

Front View Rear View Side View
Front View Rear View Side View

Technical Details

I acquired this rack from John E. Weinel, Inc. in 1990.

My SBCI, Version A rack is 207 mm. tall, 50 mm. wide, 22 mm. thick, and weighs 301 g. The frame is made from 7.1 mm. stainless steel bent into a U, with an internal width of 28 mm. There are four solid, 49 mm. long, aluminum alloy brake bars. The top two and bottom two bars are 22 and 19 mm. in diameter, respectively. All four bars have a turned centering groove. Allowing 35 mm. for the rope leaves 51 mm. for spreading the bars. Threaded and pinned stainless steel posts secure the bars.

There are no markings on this rack.

Comments

Peter at SBCI provided the following information on the history of this rack:

The SBCI rack is really an older version of our rack. We were asked to make it because it was to hard for distributors to get the Kong Bonaiti rack here. The new SBCI rack is a different piece of equipment and has a hyperbar rig like a BMS unit, but our racks have a v shape where you clip in rather than an oval area.

I do not have the SBCI rack that Peter refers to in my collection.


SBCI(?), Version B
(#912)

Front View Rear View Side View
Front View Rear View Side View

Technical Details

I acquired this rack used on eBay from Jason Brown in 2002.

This rack is 204 mm. tall, 50 mm. wide, 22 mm. thick, and weighs 295 g. The frame is made from 7.1 mm. stainless steel bent into a U, with an internal width of 28 mm. There are four solid, 49 mm. long, aluminum alloy brake bars. The top two and bottom two bars are 22 and 19 mm. in diameter, respectively. Allowing 35 mm. for the rope leaves 50 mm. for spreading the bars. Threaded and pinned aluminum posts secure the bars.

There are no markings on this rack.

Comments

I don't have any proof that it is an SBCI rack, but the marks that the bending jig made on the frame are similar to those on SBCI Version A, and unlike those on the Kong Bonaiti. Careful measurements show that this rack was made out of English, not metric size raw material. For example, I measured the frame diameter as 0.2815 in., which is very close to 9/32 in. (7.14 mm.). Perhaps I could disassemble the rack and check the thread size, but I'm not willing to go that far.


SBCI, Version C
(#2444)

Front View Rear View Side View
Front View Rear View Side View

Technical Details

I acquired this rack from Bob & Bob in 2017.

Version C is 340 mm. tall, 25 mm. wide, 111 mm. thick, and weighs 962 g. The frame is made from 9.5 mm. stainless steel bent into a U, with an internal width of 34 mm. There are 6 brake bars. The bars are 25 mm. in diameter, and the top bar has a rope centering groove. The top bar is 111 mm. long and the others are 73 mm. long. Allowing 35 mm. for the rope leaves 109 mm. for spreading the bars.

The top bar is stamped "S.B.C.I."

Comments

This rack is virtually identical to the ASR NFPA, and even has the same bar colors, so it is hard to immagine that these do not have a common origin. These are also equivalent to the Rescue Systems racks. The top bar is longer to assist in tying off.