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Old 09-27-2020, 03:07 PM
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Default Want info about "unknown" number Xacto blades

Hello all Xacto knife/tool fans.

I'm looking for information about the following number Xacto blades:

#'s 1, 3, 5, 6, 20, and 21.

Seems they should exist, but I can find no information about them.
Most likely discontinued before 1949 as I can find no info in the posted catalogues from 1949 on up. Possibly pre WWII. We know Xacto existed pre WWII, but have found no catalogues / info so far prior to 1949
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Old 09-27-2020, 11:12 PM
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Anyone ??
There has to be some story behind those blade numbers.
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Old 09-28-2020, 08:48 PM
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I guess we are going to have to hope we can find some older catalogs or sales sheets/literature that may give us some of this info. Slowly (very slowly) we are snagging some of these older catalogs, so I have hope we will eventually have a more full history of Xacto products. But, it appears it is going to take some amount of time to get there.

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Old 09-28-2020, 10:26 PM
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Would really like to see any pre-WWII Xacto catalogue.
I think that would probably shed some light on the missing number blades.
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Old 09-29-2020, 09:47 AM
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Would really like to see any pre-WWII Xacto catalogue.
I think that would probably shed some light on the missing number blades.


I probably tossed one of those in the trash when we were cleaning out my Sister-in-laws house 20 years ago. My wife's family were all packrats and never threw anything away. My late Father-in-law was a big tool guy and had a buttload of old exacto tools that I got a few of after my BIL got what he wanted. THere was sooo much crap my sons and I were wheelbarrowing loads to the dumpster in the driveway. Said dumpster was emptied 6 times before we finished. SIL never threw anything away. We took out an untold number of bags of TV guides from 1970-1997, junk mail flyers from thne 60's onward, etc.

She was a classic hoarder. The house had pathways through it from her bedroom to the kitchen and one clear spot on a kitchen table piled high with crap and two bedrooms had doors literally bulging with stuff leaning against them. I was so disgusted, I was throwing every printed item away after the second day.
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Old 09-29-2020, 10:58 AM
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In regards to X-Acto numbering:, 1,3, 5, 6, 21 (1SGK knife) were handles only, those numbers were not used for blades. Don't remember the issue of #20. Hope that helps.
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I probably tossed one of those in the trash when we were cleaning out my Sister-in-laws house 20 years ago. My wife's family were all packrats and never threw anything away. My late Father-in-law was a big tool guy and had a buttload of old exacto tools that I got a few of after my BIL got what he wanted. THere was sooo much crap my sons and I were wheelbarrowing loads to the dumpster in the driveway. Said dumpster was emptied 6 times before we finished. SIL never threw anything away. We took out an untold number of bags of TV guides from 1970-1997, junk mail flyers from thne 60's onward, etc.

She was a classic hoarder. The house had pathways through it from her bedroom to the kitchen and one clear spot on a kitchen table piled high with crap and two bedrooms had doors literally bulging with stuff leaning against them. I was so disgusted, I was throwing every printed item away after the second day.

I helped move a co-worker after a divorce many years ago. (After I followed her cheating husband to his girlfriend's house.) She was only a few years older than I was, but she had a massive amount of trash that she wanted moved instead of just throwing it out. Old issues of Ladies Home Journal and Redbook from the 60's and 70's were what really floored me.
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Old issues of Ladies Home Journal and Redbook from the 60's and 70's were what really floored me.
Us guys would never have stacks of old NAR and TRA rocketry magazines, model rocketry newsletters, old Estes/Centuri order forms, Popular Science/Mechanics, Mad or Cracked, Sky & Telescope, Popular Hot Rodding, Cycle World, or Playb.....uh.....We'd never stash away hundreds of kits and motors.
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Yeah, but that stuff is worthwhile, unlike ANYTHING in Redschnook or Ladies Home Junkal.
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Us guys would never have stacks of old NAR and TRA rocketry magazines, model rocketry newsletters, old Estes/Centuri order forms, Popular Science/Mechanics, Mad or Cracked, Sky & Telescope, Popular Hot Rodding, Cycle World, or Playb.....uh.....We'd never stash away hundreds of kits and motors.

Yeah, but 60's rockets are cool. 60's fashions for middle aged women, not so much.
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