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Thimble-Drome Advertisement
July 1957 American Modeler

July 1957 American Modeler

July 1957 American Modeler Table of Contents

These pages from vintage modeling magazines like American Aircraft Modeler, American Modeler, Air Trails, Flying Aces, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, & Young Men captured the era. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

This particular page is from page 47 of the July 1957 issue of American Modeler magazine. If you can find one of these older Thimble-Drome (Cox) model PeeWee .020's on eBay in the original packaging, it will typically end up selling for $75 or more. Thimble Drome is no longer in operation.

Use the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' inflation calculator to see what items cost in today's dollars. For instance, that $3.95 PeeWee .020 would be $35.19 in 2018 money - a factor of nearly 10x!

Thimble-Drome Advertisement

Thimble-Drome Ad, July 1957 edition of American Modeler - Airplanes and RocketsStarting a new era in Model Aeronautics

Thimble Drome

Pee Wee .020!

World's Smallest Model Engine!

Cox Timble-Drome PeeWee .020 Engine - Airplanes and RocketsAn engine only 1-1/2" high that will fly almost any 1/2A plane. Pee Wee weighs only 21 grams, yet delivers more power per gram than any larger engine. Develops maximum power at 18,000 RPM, does practical work up to 20,000 RPM. Same dependable TD easy starting. When you fly a Pee Wee, you'll know you're off to a new start in model fun.

$3.95

Engines Shown Actual Size

Babe Bee .049

World's Biggest Model Engine Value!

Instant starting, powerful action, combined with such mechanical features as: all-metal tank-carburetor, no outside fuel lines, right or left rotation, cylinder adapted for all positioning, rear needle valve.

$3.95

RR1 .049

World's First Flush Mount Rear Rotary 1/2A Engine!

Very high, smooth, stutter-free 1/2A power! Will not run backwards! No outside fuel lines - fuel pick up adjustment for right or left hand control, or bottom for free flight. Famous Thimble-Drome instant starting.

Space Bug .049

World's champion year after year in official contests! Easy to operate, work on, care for.

$6.95

Space Bug Jr. .049

Flip the prop to start - Fly on the first tank of fuel! Revs up to approx. 14,500 RPM. Best engine value at

$4.95

Thermal Hopper .049

Champion of champions in Free Flight. Multi-jet carburetor for smooth top performance every flight·

$6.95

All 3 Fromm Thimble-Drome, Where The New Ideas Come From. When you "power with Thimble-Drome" you're sure of consistent championship results - contest results - every time you fly!

Modelers! Write for full color brochure on complete Thimble-Drome 1957 powered Models and Accessories.

L. M. Cox Manufacturing Company, Inc. Box 476, Santa Ana, Calif.

 

 

Posted September 15, 2018

 

Vintage Model Aircraft Magazine Advertisements:

AM = American Modeler | AAM = American Aircraft Modeler | AT = Air Trails | FA = Flying Aces | FM = Flying Models | MAN = Model Airplane News

Ace Radio Control, May 1957 AM

Ace Radio Control, Jan 1970 AAM

America's Hobby Center, Jan 1962 AM

America's Hobby Center, Sep 1970 AAM

Berkeley Models, Jan 1941 FA

Berkeley Models, Dec 1954 AT

Berkeley Models, Jul 1957 AM

Bonner Digimite, Feb 1967 MAN

Carl Goldberg, Feb 1967 MAN

Carl Goldberg, Jan 1970 AAM

Citizen Ship Radio Corp, Jun 1957 AM

Cox Thimble Drome .049, Annual 1961 AM

deBolt Model Engineering, Jun 1957 AM

Du-Bro Products, Nov 1970 AAM

K&B Fokker D.7 Biplane, Jun 1963 AM

EK Products, Nov 1970 AAM

Enterprise Model Aircraft, Jun 1957 AM

Eureka Importing Co., Jun 1957 AM

Fox Fuels, Jan 1962 AM

Fox Manufacturing, Apr 1962 AM

Guillow's, Dec 1969 AAM, Dec 1969 AAM

Guillow's, March 1955 AT

Hawk Model Company, Jun 1957 AM

Heathkit, Sep 1970 AAM

Herkimer (OK) Tools & Model Works, Sep 1957 AM

Hobby People, Mar 1970 AAM

Hobby People, Sep 1970 AAM

Jetco, Jul 1972 AAM

Lafayette Radio, Jun 1957 AM

Min-X

Model Rectifier Corporation (MRC), May 1971 AAM

Nick Ziroli

OS-Graupner Wankel Engine in World Engines, March 1972 AAM

Pan American World Airways Ad (PAA-Load), Annual 1955 AT

Polks Hobbies, Apr 1957 AM

Revell, Feb 1967 MAN

Royal Products, Sep 1970 AAM

Scientific Models, Nov 1970 AAM

Sig Manufacturing, Nov 1970 AAM

Sig Manufacturing, Jan/Feb 1963 AM

Sterling Models, Dec 1954 AT

Sterling Fokker D-7, Aug 1968 AAM

Sterling Models, Sept 1970 AAM

Sterling Models, Nov 1970 AAM

Tatone Products, Nov 1970 AAM

Thimble Drome, July 1957 AM

Thimble Drome, Sep 1957 AM

Top Flite, Dec 1969 AAM

United States Rubber Company, Apr 1957 AM

United States Rubber Company, Annual 1955 AT

World Engines, Mar 1973

 

 

 

 

Posted April 11, 2010

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