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Old 02-08-2021, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by shockwaveriderz
It would not have dawned on me in a million years that people would collect X-Acto catalogs.... but then I look at some of the informational resources I collect and I can understand why....

Primarily to better date the various Xacto tools and sets that come up for auction. With an 80+ year production history, I found it is not always easy to reasonably pinpoint the age of a given Xacto knife or knife set. And my collection focus is the very early 1970s, which appears to be the source of several changes in tool sets and such, but so far I have only one catalog from the 70s and that actually is in the late 70s, a 1978 catalog. Also, Xacto went through a few ownership changes during the 70s, being bought out by CBS around 1971 and then by Hunt Manufacturing sometime in the late 70s or early 80s.

Still have many holes in the catalog collection but we are making fair headway since starting on this particular trek sometime in the summer of 2020.

Earl L. Cagle, Jr.
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SAM# 73
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