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Kirt Blattenberger, Webmaster - Airplanes and Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger

BSEE - KB3UON

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Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some form of model building activity. This site has been created to help me chronicle my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which all began in Mayo, MD ...

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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 Flying Aces, Air Trails, American Modeler, American Aircraft Modeler, Young Men, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, R/C Modeler, captured the era. All copyrights 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

 

 

 

Posted April 11, 2010

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