This particular page is from page 47 of the
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!
Starting a new era in Model Aeronautics
Pee Wee .020!
World's Smallest Model Engine!
An 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.
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.
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
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
Thermal Hopper .049
Champion of champions in Free Flight. Multi-jet carburetor for smooth top performance
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
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
Center, Jan 1962 AM
Center, Sep 1970 AAM
Jan 1941 FA
Dec 1954 AT
Berkeley Models, Jul 1957
Bonner Digimite, Feb
Carl Goldberg, Feb 1967
Carl Goldberg, Jan 1970
Citizen Ship Radio Corp, Jun 1957 AM
Cox Thimble Drome .049, Annual
deBolt Model Engineering,
Jun 1957 AM
Du-Bro Products, Nov
Fokker D.7 Biplane, Jun 1963 AM
EK Products, Nov 1970 AAM
Aircraft, Jun 1957 AM
Importing Co., Jun 1957 AM
Fox Fuels, Jan 1962 AM
Apr 1962 AM
Guillow's, Dec 1969 AAM,
Dec 1969 AAM
Guillow's, March 1955
Hawk Model Company,
Jun 1957 AM
Heathkit, Sep 1970 AAM
Herkimer (OK) Tools & Model
Works, Sep 1957 AM
Mar 1970 AAM
Hobby People, Sep 1970 AAM
Jetco, Jul 1972 AAM
Lafayette Radio, Jun 1957
Corporation (MRC), May 1971 AAM
OS-Graupner Wankel Engine in World Engines, March 1972 AAM
World Airways Ad (PAA-Load), Annual 1955 AT
Polks Hobbies, Apr 1957 AM
Revell, Feb 1967 MAN
Royal Products, Sep 1970
Nov 1970 AAM
Nov 1970 AAM
Jan/Feb 1963 AM
Dec 1954 AT
Sterling Fokker D-7,
Aug 1968 AAM
Sterling Models, Sept
Sterling Models, Nov
Tatone Products, Nov
Drome, July 1957 AM
Thimble Drome, Sep 1957 AM
Top Flite, Dec 1969
Rubber Company, Apr 1957 AM
Rubber Company, Annual 1955 AT
World Engines, Mar 1973
Posted April 11, 2010