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1947 King Dick Catalogue now available
« on: August 13, 2011, 01:42:00 PM »
This past Wednesday, Bus emailed me asking if I would compile a PDF from multiple files sent to him by benjy some time ago...

The problem was that the Subject of that email was "King Dick Catalog" and I have very strong email filters; pretty much no emails with "dick" in the subject make it to my Inbox! Consequently, I did not discover Bus' email in my Spam folder until Friday, when I told him I'd be only too happy to compile & post this most interesting resource.

I tried to reduce the size of the original scans, but was unhappy with the results as I thought the clarity of the text was too compromised, so, unfortunately, the file is quite large at 30.22MB. Such is life.

The only question that now remains is if Bus can advise me how to increase my six-inch spanner to a ten-incher. Hahaha!

The 1947 King Dick Catalogue can be downloaded here:

http://www.mediafire.com/?vai038ll8gn5mzs

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Re: 1947 King Dick Catalogue now available
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2011, 02:04:10 PM »
Thanks, Benjy, Bus, and LB!!!
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Re: 1947 King Dick Catalogue now available
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2011, 01:07:50 AM »
Thank you for that scan, it came across the Pacific just fine.
 What are the actual dimenions of the original catalogue?
I have a 5th ed? it measures 7" x 4 3/4" and is 72 pages. I believe it's prewar and it seems a contains a lot more stuff!  Or may they couldn't get enough paper to have more pictures and product decriptions!
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Re: 1947 King Dick Catalogue now available
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2011, 05:18:02 AM »
Thanks guys we will have a valuable source available to all soon. I'm looking forward to this as I know vey little about English tools.
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Re: 1947 King Dick Catalogue now available
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2011, 05:45:33 AM »
Thanks LG for all your work. I'll download it when I have access to DSL next week. Is this the catalog with the great cover art?

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Re: 1947 King Dick Catalogue now available
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2011, 05:50:35 AM »
Is this the catalog with the great cover art?

The British Bulldog & the Union Jack.

Makes one want to fix something for King & Country!


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Re: 1947 King Dick Catalogue now available
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2011, 05:54:02 AM »
Thanks guys we will have a valuable source available to all soon.

I agree. I am very pleased that all these great old catalogues are being made available; they're a fantastic resource and just plain fun to look at...

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Re: 1947 King Dick Catalogue now available
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2011, 05:58:25 AM »
it measures  in at almost 10 inches high and 8 inches across.
here are my king dicks,,the double channel is a hard one to find (last right)
smallest 3 inches,,largest 11 inches
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Re: 1947 King Dick Catalogue now available
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2011, 06:00:58 AM »
What are the actual dimenions of the original catalogue?

Graeme, benjy will have to answer that as I was just sent the individual scans, but I'd guess it measured around 7 3/4" X 10".

EDIT: benjy beat me to it!

There was no date provided with the scans, but the cover matched a JPG already in my files that was from 1947 and the Price List info (p.3 of the PDF) seems to confirm 1947...

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Re: 1947 King Dick Catalogue now available
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2011, 06:05:12 AM »
...smallest 3 inches...

As a child, I was given one of those small bicycle wrenches by my father.

It was still kicking around under 10 years ago, but when I went looking for it when I visited my Mom last it could no longer be found...

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Re: 1947 King Dick Catalogue now available
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2011, 07:35:47 AM »
Thanks guys, very nice catalog. This is the first time I have seen the small bicycle/hand wrench in an actual catalog...

>strong email filters;
Look at the phone number on the back page....ROFL
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Re: 1947 King Dick Catalogue now available
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2011, 07:40:57 AM »
>strong email filters;
Look at the phone number on the back page....ROFL

Dicks & cocks everywhere! Just what kind of outfit were they running?!

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Re: 1947 King Dick Catalogue now available
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2011, 08:02:47 AM »
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Look at the phone number on the back page....ROFL
This might just get me off my duff to do something about smilies!
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Re: 1947 King Dick Catalogue now available
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2011, 11:35:57 AM »
LG,

Thanks for spooling up the Kind Dick catalog and making it available.  I just spent about an hour browsing it.

One thing caught my eye.  King Dick offered Perfect Handle pattern screwdrivers.  So add King Dick to the list of companies that made or branded the perfect handle drivers.

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Re: 1947 King Dick Catalogue now available
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2011, 12:01:46 PM »
as you guys can now get bengys king dick catalogue,i would be only to glad
to look for kd tools for you,just pm me.i am sure bengy will do the same.
 brian