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Old 06-11-2022, 07:41 PM
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Default Curious: Looking For Info On The Origins of The Gartrell

Squirrel Works produced a kit called the Gartrell. Anyone know how they came up with that name?

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Old 06-11-2022, 08:26 PM
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Squirrel Works produced a kit called the Gartrell. Anyone know how they came up with that name?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2655455749...AAOSwjRViBwp h

Designed by James Gartrell. He was a member here. He passed away a while ago if I'm not mistaken.
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Old 06-11-2022, 08:34 PM
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Designed by James Gartrell. He was a member here. He passed away a while ago if I'm not mistaken.


Yes, he passed away probably 10 or more years ago. I recall a son or grandson selling some of his kits on eBay. I think one of my Estes Mars Lander kits was one of his.

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Yes, he passed away probably 10 or more years ago. I recall a son or grandson selling some of his kits on eBay. I think one of my Estes Mars Lander kits was one of his.

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The Squirrel Works website mentions this, too, and has a nice nod to James.
http://www.squirrel-works.com/catal...l/gartrell.html

The kit is still available from them as well.
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Squirrel Works produced a kit called the Gartrell. Anyone know how they came up with that name?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2655455749...AAOSwjRViBwp h


Good information about it on their website,
http://squirrel-works.com/catalog/g...l/gartrell.html
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Old 06-13-2022, 06:57 AM
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Thank you, all, for your posts to this thread. Since 'Gartrell' is not a common last name, I was wondering if this kit had something to do with James Gartrell, a former member here who passed with brain cancer about a decade ago. James was a real gentleman, and on learning of his battle with cancer and his mounting medical bills, I listed my K-36 Estes Saturn V kit on eBay and donated the proceeds of that sale to James' medical fund. In a note sent out to his supporters shortly before his death he graciously acknowledged the assistance of all, and referred to me by name as his 'good Canadian friend'. I still have that note in my rocketry collection.

I didn't know that James had collaborated with a rocketry company to assist in the design of their kits. I like the design of the Gartrell and will certainly be purchasing one.
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