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 right  off  the  bat  not  to  do  that.  I  just
 he has kept to this day, which has
 played the game. I ate, drank, and
 allowed him to become a successful
 partied  when  the  hosts  suggested  it.  I
 importer from the very start of his
 never  said  no.  I  was  astute  with  chop
 business. He typically drop ships
 stick,  learned  how  to  toast  directly,  and
 container  loads  to those  suppliers  in
 acted  with  all  the  proper  manners. I
 North  America  and  Europe  who  don’t
 made  a  point  to  learn  all  these  things.
 have these contacts which Cushman
 My hosts often said I must have an
 has  built  up  over  the  years.
 oriental wife. For this reason I was
 Is becoming a successful importer
 accepted much quicker  than I  might
 simply  a  matter  of  traveling  to  a  foreign
 have  been  otherwise.”
 company  and  placing  an  order?  Hardly.
 In  a  typical  day  one  supplier  would
 To get good deals and build loyalty
 take  him  to  breakfast  and  then  on  a
 takes  not  only  business  savvy  but  also
 factory  tour.  Then  he  would  be  handed
 considerable cultural acumen.
 off to another supplier and go on
 Cushman  got  his  start  in  learning  how
 another  tour.  Back  at  the  hotel  he  had  a
 to  relate  to  businessmen  from  different
 half  hour  to  clean  up  and  then  it  was  off
 cultures when they would visit this
 to  a  dinner  and  party  which  would  last
 country  and  he  would  meet  them  in  the
 until  midnight.  Cushman  traveled  for
 hope  of  picking  up  new  vendors.  “We
 about 12 years. Normally he would
 would  hang  out  together  and  we  would
 embark  every  nine  months  for  two  to
 always go out in the evening,”
 three  weeks.  “The  hardest  was  when  I
 Cushman  recalls.  “I  soon  learned  that
 had  23  flights  in  22  days,”he  recalls.
 Koreans, Chinese, and others from
 Cushman had many interesting
 oriental  countries  did  not  like  steak  or
 experiences on his travels. “My first
 hamburgers.  I  would  take  them  to  the
 experience  in  mainland  China  in  the
 best ethnic restaurant representing
                           company’s  116'  long  test  bed.
 1980s  was  like  going  back  200  years,  he
 their  culture.  I  still  do  that  today.”
                           world for two weeks. No one knew
 recalls.  “There  was  no  infrastructure,
 When Cushman began visiting
                           where  I  was. My family was  a  little
 no  transportation  systems,  and  limited
 foreign countries, he knew how to
                           concerned.  My  wife  said  never  do  that
 accomodations.  On  my  second  trip  to
 behave.  “A  lot  of  people  don’t  believe  in
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         prevented from being displaced from the first rope when the   The helical toothed rope 1 applies an operational force to
 12      second rope meshes with a gear.                      a gear H through the linear body 3. Therefore, the linear
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           In the present embodiment, the resin coating 5A included   body 3 must be shaped such that the operational force can be
         in the rope body 2 and the resin coating 5B included in the   transmitted to the gear H after the linear body 3 is fusion-
         linear body 3 are directly fusion-bonded together. Therefore,   bonded to the rope body 2. More specifically, although the
         unlike the helical toothed rope according to the related art,   adhesive can be saved and the manufacturing process can
         it is not necessary to use an adhesive. In addition, the heli-  be simplified when the resin coating 5A included in the rope
         cal toothed rope 1 can be manufactured without performing   body 2 and the resin coating 5B included in the linear body
         the step of applying an adhesive to the rope body 2 or the   3 are directly fusion-bonded together, there is a possibility
         linear body 3. The helical toothed rope 1 can be manufac-  that the shape of the resin coating 5B will change when the
         tured simply by helically winding the linear body 3 around   resin coating 5A and the resin coating 5B melt.
         the rope body 2, and then causing the linear body 3 and the   As a result of various studies conducted by the inventors
         rope body 2 in this state to pass through an environment   of the present invention, it was found that the shape of the
         where the temperature is set to a certain temperature or ir-  resin coating 5B does not largely change after the melting
         radiating contacting portions of the resin coating 5A and the   process if the resin coating 5B is softer than the resin coat-
         resin coating 5B with far-infrared rays. Thus, the process of   ing 5A at an ordinary temperature and has a higher viscos-
         manufacturing the helical toothed rope is simplified.  ity than that of the resin coating 5A in a molten state.
                                                               In particular, the resin coating 5B and the resin coating
                                                              5A were easily fusion-bonded together without changing the
                                                              shape of the resin coating 5B when the resin coating 53 and
                                                              the resin coating 5A were made of the following materials.
                                                              That is, the resin coating 5B was made of nylon having plas-
                                                              ticizer contained therein (hereinafter referred to as plasti-
                                                              cizer-containing nylon), and the resin coating 5A was made
                                                              of mixed resin of the plasticizer-containing nylon and resin
                                                              containing less plasticizer than the plasticizer content in the
                                                              plasticizer-containing nylon.
                                                               In the present embodiment, the resin coating 5B and the
                                                              resin coating 5A are made of nylon 12. Nylon 12 has high
                                                              melting characteristics and high flexibility, and is suitable
                                                              for use as a material of the helical toothed rope 1 of the pres-
                                                              ent embodiment. As an example, the helical toothed rope 1
         Figure 9: Cross sectional view of the helical toothed rope.                          continued on next page
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