NOS Stingray fork info, stamped 9+4

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Look Ma, No Hands!
Hi! I recently acquired this primered but unpainted 20" Stingray fork. From what I can tell, the 9 + 4 stamp could mean September of 1964? Also, the axle ends have round cutouts for the axle to sit in, vs straight dropouts on some other forks. Any idea what the significance of that is?

Also, can you identify what specific models this would have come on?

Thank you!

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100bikes

Finally riding a big boys bike
I can speak to the round segment of the drop out.

There was a shouldered washer that seated in this.
Early way of keeping the wheel from sliding out of a dropout.

Schwinn was ahead of their time.
 

Bike Recyclery

Look Ma, No Hands!
I can speak to the round segment of the drop out.

There was a shouldered washer that seated in this.
Early way of keeping the wheel from sliding out of a dropout.

Schwinn was ahead of their time.

That's what I thought. Was this part of the 1973 CSPC, or was this something schwinn did on their own earlier?
 

Rusty Klunker

Finally riding a big boys bike
Not dating your fork but Schwinn started using that design in 68 on all models. A safety thing? Probably. A Schwinn safety thing? IDK I was just starting to enjoy these things back then.
 
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