Query: 1950 Gibson Girl Box Kite Worth ...

Query: 1950 Gibson Girl Box Kite Worth ...

Post by Gary Pos » Sun, 13 Jan 2002 08:08:40


I have a Box Kite that was used on the old Gibson Girl emergency radio set
(the Yellow Coffee Grinder - between the knees) that downed pilots used to
use.

It was used to lift a strong braided-copper antenna (about 300' long) so the
transmitter would have very good range.

The kite is about 4' tall and about 18" square - complete with Magnesium
Alloy struts that work some what like an umbrella, folding in and out. It
even has flotation areas (so it will not sink) on the leading edges just in
case in ends up in the water.

So my question is: What is it worth to an END COLLECTOR - one that does not
resell?

Thank You for your time and interest.

Gary Poss - K5WWQ
Hutto, Texas

 
 
 

Query: 1950 Gibson Girl Box Kite Worth ...

Post by Dave » Mon, 14 Jan 2002 23:43:52

Hello Gary from Hutto. Small world. I was buggy-ing at Old Settlers Park
just yesterday.

To answer your question, I've seen these kites go for around $100 to $150 on
eBay, I believe. Someone correct me if my memory has failed me. I see them
pop up about once every six months.

Dave***erson


Quote:
> I have a Box Kite that was used on the old Gibson Girl emergency radio set
> (the Yellow Coffee Grinder - between the knees) that downed pilots used to
> use.

> It was used to lift a strong braided-copper antenna (about 300' long) so
the
> transmitter would have very good range.

> The kite is about 4' tall and about 18" square - complete with Magnesium
> Alloy struts that work some what like an umbrella, folding in and out. It
> even has flotation areas (so it will not sink) on the leading edges just
in
> case in ends up in the water.

> So my question is: What is it worth to an END COLLECTOR - one that does
not
> resell?

> Thank You for your time and interest.

> Gary Poss - K5WWQ
> Hutto, Texas


 
 
 

Query: 1950 Gibson Girl Box Kite Worth ...

Post by Peter Dawso » Tue, 15 Jan 2002 07:18:06

I got mine about 9 months ago, it cost me 80, about $120 to you, this one's
considered an English variant (Don't ask me, that was what I was told!). the
thing to get is the radio! now that's worth something! they're like rocking
horse s**t to find.
Peter Dawson.


Quote:
> Hello Gary from Hutto. Small world. I was buggy-ing at Old Settlers Park
> just yesterday.

> To answer your question, I've seen these kites go for around $100 to $150
on
> eBay, I believe. Someone correct me if my memory has failed me. I see them
> pop up about once every six months.

> Dave***erson



> > I have a Box Kite that was used on the old Gibson Girl emergency radio
set
> > (the Yellow Coffee Grinder - between the knees) that downed pilots used
to
> > use.

> > It was used to lift a strong braided-copper antenna (about 300' long) so
> the
> > transmitter would have very good range.

> > The kite is about 4' tall and about 18" square - complete with Magnesium
> > Alloy struts that work some what like an umbrella, folding in and out.
It
> > even has flotation areas (so it will not sink) on the leading edges just
> in
> > case in ends up in the water.

> > So my question is: What is it worth to an END COLLECTOR - one that does
> not
> > resell?

> > Thank You for your time and interest.

> > Gary Poss - K5WWQ
> > Hutto, Texas