Origin of 'Straight 8' name

Noel Chiappa jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Fri Dec 21 12:10:21 CST 2018

    > From: Al Kossow

    > "Straight-8" seems to be a fairly modern name coming from collectors

My _guess_ is that that probably happened because there is no formal 'model'
for that first one (unlike the first -11, which got re-named the -11/20
BITD), and people recently picked that to disambiguate them from all the
other -8's.

But what I _don't_ know is _why_ that particular name? I was hoping some
-8 collector knew...


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