Ye Olde Rocket Forum

Go Back   Ye Olde Rocket Forum > The Golden Age of Model Rocketry > Plans & Publications
User Name
Password
Auctions Register FAQ Members List Calendar Today's Posts Search Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #111  
Old 06-03-2022, 10:00 PM
Earl's Avatar
Earl Earl is offline
Apollo Nut
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,840
Default

Read a bit of Xacto history just a bit ago that I was not really clear about relative to when Hunt Manufacturing took over.

At some point in the 1970s (not sure exactly when; maybe early 70s I think), Xacto was purchased by CBS. What I just read was that Hunt then bought Xacto from CBS in March, 1981.

The other part I have not been sure about is when Xacto left their long-standing Long Island City, NY location where they had been located for a number of decades. It seems that in April, 1985 Hunt Manufacuring moved the Xacto operations from Long Island City to their Statesville, NC manufacturing location.

At some point later Hunt sold Xacto to Elmer (the glue people), but I have not been able to find out when. Not sure either that Xacto went directly from Hunt to Elmer.

Earl
__________________
Earl L. Cagle, Jr.
NAR# 29523
TRA# 962
SAM# 73
Owner/Producer
Point 39 Productions

Rocket-Brained Since 1970
Reply With Quote
  #112  
Old 12-22-2022, 02:44 PM
Ltvscout Ltvscout is offline
Ye Olde Rocket Shoppe
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 6,458
Default X-Acto 1994 Catalog

The 1994 Catalog has been added to post #1 in this thread. Thanks to Earl Cagle (Earl).
__________________
Scott D. Hansen
Ye Olde Rocket Shoppe - Your One Stop BAR Shoppe!
Ye Olde Rocket Plans - OOP Rocket Plans From 38 Companies!
Ye Olde Rocket Forum
WOOSH NAR Section #558
Reply With Quote
  #113  
Old 12-22-2022, 02:52 PM
Earl's Avatar
Earl Earl is offline
Apollo Nut
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,840
Default

Thanks for posting Scott.

This catalog is very little changed from the 1991 Xacto catalog we already have, but it is another one for the 'library'. It is interesting to note that their production plants, as shown on the back cover, are all still in the USA as of this catalog. I would have thought that possibly by the 1990s their stuff would have all been imported. The 1997 catalog that I am working on scanning now does not list any 'plant' information, so one could assume that by the late 90s, Xacto production had been sent overseas.

Earl
__________________
Earl L. Cagle, Jr.
NAR# 29523
TRA# 962
SAM# 73
Owner/Producer
Point 39 Productions

Rocket-Brained Since 1970
Reply With Quote
  #114  
Old 01-13-2023, 12:25 PM
Ltvscout Ltvscout is offline
Ye Olde Rocket Shoppe
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 6,458
Default X-Acto 1997 Catalog

The 1997 Catalog has been added to post #1 in this thread. Thanks to Earl Cagle (Earl).
__________________
Scott D. Hansen
Ye Olde Rocket Shoppe - Your One Stop BAR Shoppe!
Ye Olde Rocket Plans - OOP Rocket Plans From 38 Companies!
Ye Olde Rocket Forum
WOOSH NAR Section #558
Reply With Quote
  #115  
Old 01-13-2023, 12:30 PM
Ltvscout Ltvscout is offline
Ye Olde Rocket Shoppe
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 6,458
Default

Wow, this thread has 24,612 views so far and counting! My guess is other X-Acto collectors have linked to this thread.
__________________
Scott D. Hansen
Ye Olde Rocket Shoppe - Your One Stop BAR Shoppe!
Ye Olde Rocket Plans - OOP Rocket Plans From 38 Companies!
Ye Olde Rocket Forum
WOOSH NAR Section #558
Reply With Quote
  #116  
Old 01-13-2023, 02:48 PM
ghrocketman's Avatar
ghrocketman ghrocketman is offline
President, MAYHEM AGITATORS, Inc.
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Nunya Bizznuss, Michigan
Posts: 13,387
Default

Would really like to find the #1G and #2G retractable knife handles that appear in the 1960 catalog.
__________________
When in doubt, WHACK the GAS and DITCH the brake !!!

Yes, there is such a thing as NORMAL
, if you have to ask what is "NORMAL" , you probably aren't !

Failure may not be an OPTION, but it is ALWAYS a POSSIBILITY.
Reply With Quote
  #117  
Old 01-13-2023, 03:16 PM
Earl's Avatar
Earl Earl is offline
Apollo Nut
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,840
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ltvscout
The 1997 Catalog has been added to post #1 in this thread. Thanks to Earl Cagle (Earl).


Thanks once again Scott for posting and hosting yet another 'volume' in the 'library'!

Earl
__________________
Earl L. Cagle, Jr.
NAR# 29523
TRA# 962
SAM# 73
Owner/Producer
Point 39 Productions

Rocket-Brained Since 1970
Reply With Quote
  #118  
Old 01-17-2023, 10:14 PM
Earl's Avatar
Earl Earl is offline
Apollo Nut
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,840
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ltvscout
Wow, this thread has 24,612 views so far and counting! My guess is other X-Acto collectors have linked to this thread.


I think you are right. I suspect this is the biggest Xacto catalog repository on the web. Actually, maybe the ONLY repository. I have searched many times and I have found no other location that has these catalogs.

Again, thanks for hosting them for us!

Earl
__________________
Earl L. Cagle, Jr.
NAR# 29523
TRA# 962
SAM# 73
Owner/Producer
Point 39 Productions

Rocket-Brained Since 1970
Reply With Quote
  #119  
Old 03-12-2023, 10:18 PM
Earl's Avatar
Earl Earl is offline
Apollo Nut
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,840
Default

Got ‘84, ‘85, and ‘86 catalogs coming. Obviously, not in the heart of the vintage era that we are most interested in, but Xacto history ‘data points’ nonetheless. Will scan and submit to Scott as I can work through them once received.

Earl
__________________
Earl L. Cagle, Jr.
NAR# 29523
TRA# 962
SAM# 73
Owner/Producer
Point 39 Productions

Rocket-Brained Since 1970
Reply With Quote
  #120  
Old 03-12-2023, 10:25 PM
ghrocketman's Avatar
ghrocketman ghrocketman is offline
President, MAYHEM AGITATORS, Inc.
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Nunya Bizznuss, Michigan
Posts: 13,387
Default

Sounds good. Keep 'em coming.
Would really like to see 61 thru 64 to see when the 1G and 2G handle availability ended.
I have a feeling those are going to be really hard finds.
__________________
When in doubt, WHACK the GAS and DITCH the brake !!!

Yes, there is such a thing as NORMAL
, if you have to ask what is "NORMAL" , you probably aren't !

Failure may not be an OPTION, but it is ALWAYS a POSSIBILITY.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:10 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ye Olde Rocket Shoppe © 1998-2024