3105-69 Comet SPAD With Glue - 12 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Includes a rare, unopened tube of Comet Glue (still soft) from the early 1960s. Dated 1963, and that was approximately the first year for the new Comet logo. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality die-cut print wood, hardware, fully formed wheels, prop, rubber motor tissue and detailed full size plans with building instructions. The kit has not been started and has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.
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