Comet 1950s Balsa Wood Glider - 11.5 Inch Wingspan - Bagged
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed
Still factory sealed. From the 1950s. This very attractive flying model has a fuselage and vertical stabilizer with blue designs and a wing and horizontal stab with red designs. It is from the famous Chicago based manufacture, Comet. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying, gas, gliders 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 the 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.
This item has been sold.
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