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Old 08-20-2020, 05:01 PM
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P.S. I don't want to turn this into X-Acto vs Excel or Remington vs Browning vs Winchester.


You left out "Ford v. Chevy" . . . LOL !

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Default #89 cabinet '52 Catalog.

I just looked through the '52 catalog.

Pg. 25 has the #89 Toolmaster Cabinet. A lot different from the #89 in the '69-'70 catalog!
It appears that the #99 was derived from the older #89.

Agree on the Bench Display; where's Sherman and Mr. Peabody?

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The two-panel #88 set in the '52 catalog is closer to the modern #89, but has less content.
Same with the three-panel #89 in the 1952 catalog; similar to the modern #99, but less content.

I also noticed in the 1952 catalog there are no sliding clear flat-top sets like the later #88N and #84 sets.

That little bench #205 set is super cool.
Would be really surprised if they sold many, and would be more surprised if even one survives.
That stocked bench would have been a really nice display in the window of a vintage hobby shop.
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The two-panel #88 set in the '52 catalog is closer to the modern #89, but has less content.
Same with the three-panel #89 in the 1952 catalog; similar to the modern #99, but less content.

I also noticed in the 1952 catalog there are no sliding clear flat-top sets like the later #88N and #84 sets.

That little bench #205 set is super cool.
Would be really surprised if they sold many, and would be more surprised if even one survives.
That stocked bench would have been a really nice display in the window of a vintage hobby shop.


And until we can fill in more catalog Ďgapsí, we donít really know how many years some of these items like this hobby bench was even offered. Could have been offered just this one year; we just donít know. But yeah, it is pretty neat, if not a bit on the small side (if you compare its overall size to the tools in and on it, one can see it is not all that big...but neat, nonetheless).

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And until we can fill in more catalog Ďgapsí, we donít really know how many years some of these items like this hobby bench was even offered. Could have been offered just this one year; we just donít know. But yeah, it is pretty neat, if not a bit on the small side (if you compare its overall size to the tools in and on it, one can see it is not all that big...but neat, nonetheless).

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Earl,

Any benefit to contacting "Xacto" directly ( I think they are owned by Elmers, at present ) ?

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Any benefit to contacting "Xacto" directly ( I think they are owned by Elmers, at present ) ?

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I have thought of that and may yet do that, though I seem to recall having read somewhere in the past few months where someone had contacted Xacto for some history-related question (something about a past product or some such) only to be told by the person they spoke with that, in effect, ďthat was all under past ownership; we donít have any of those recordsĒ.

So...not what one would want to hear and thatís not to say the inquiring person was speaking to the *right* person. So, there might still be a reason for trying that route.

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I have thought of that and may yet do that, though I seem to recall having read somewhere in the past few months where someone had contacted Xacto for some history-related question (something about a past product or some such) only to be told by the person they spoke with that, in effect, ďthat was all under past ownership; we donít have any of those recordsĒ.

So...not what one would want to hear and thatís not to say the inquiring person was speaking to the *right* person. So, there might still be a reason for trying that route.

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The Library of Congress might have something . . .

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Ok, just scored a 1949 Xacto catalog. Will scan when it arrives (hopefully, in about a week) and will send to Scott for posting here.

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I put all of the scanned catalogs and the catalog link in post #1 vs having them spread out throughout the thread.
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Ahh, yes. That will certainly help newcomers find those links. Thanks much.

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