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Title: Looking to borrow/scan some "Into the Wind" past catalogs
Post by: kiteking on October 20, 2009, 08:08 PM


I am working on a project of scanning all the ITW catalogs, with the assistance of Into the Wind, I have every catalog starting 1981 except 4,  I still need the following years 1993, 1994, 2005, and 2008.

If anybody has any of these I would like to borrow them for a couple of days to scan them, then return

Thanks for any help

 


Title: Re: Looking to borrow/scan some "Into the Wind" past catalogs
Post by: RobB on October 21, 2009, 04:48 AM
Hey there...
I was smart enough to hang onto some of my old ones, but it looks like I only have 1990-1991. I should have 2008, I'll have to look through my archive. I would be interested to see the rest of them again, are you planning on posting them when you're done with the project ?
~Rob.


Title: Re: Looking to borrow/scan some "Into the Wind" past catalogs
Post by: kiteking on October 21, 2009, 08:46 AM
planning on posting them when you're done with the project ?
~Rob.
That is still to be determined, I am waiting until I have them mostly done and will show it to ITW, they may want to post in their archive, or give permission to post elsewhere (kitelife archive)


Title: Re: Looking to borrow/scan some "Into the Wind" past catalogs
Post by: Steve Hall on October 21, 2009, 09:56 AM
Quote
or give permission to post elsewhere (kitelife archive)
What are we ... chopped liver???


Title: Re: Looking to borrow/scan some "Into the Wind" past catalogs
Post by: kiteking on October 21, 2009, 12:08 PM
What are we ... chopped liver???

No Steve,

 I don't like liver!

I am working with John to archive information on older kites, I contacted ITW to assist me in getting information. The scanning project is something I was going to do for myself, though ITW knows I am scanning them.(they sent me their only copies of 81, 82, 83 to scan and return)

As you know Kitelife has the archives of the past Kitelines and SKQ magazines so it seems a good fit.

I guess it depends on what ITW decides if/how they want them available. I doubt they would object  making them available for viewing, but they may frown on people trying to order from them


Title: Re: Looking to borrow/scan some "Into the Wind" past catalogs
Post by: rknauss on October 21, 2009, 02:17 PM
Mike,

I've got a 1993 and 2008. Don't think they printed or sent out a 2005 cat.
email me a shipping address if you still need them.

Rick


Title: Re: Looking to borrow/scan some "Into the Wind" past catalogs
Post by: kiteking on October 21, 2009, 04:32 PM
2 out of 4 is great email sent with shipping address


Title: Re: Looking to borrow/scan some "Into the Wind" past catalogs
Post by: kiteking on October 21, 2009, 04:42 PM
I've got a 1993 and 2008. Don't think they printed or sent out a 2005 cat.

Rick

Anybody else know if there was or was not a catalog in 2005? 


Still need 1994 and 2005(if it was produced)


Title: Re: Looking to borrow/scan some "Into the Wind" past catalogs
Post by: bt on October 21, 2009, 11:14 PM
Iirc as well there was no 2005 printed catalog. I love(d) printed catalogs. I can check tomorrow as I think I had a run from '96/'97?? on and I do remember some correspondence regarding a (non)catalog....
What a great idea. I`m sure I even have some Dan Whitney GWTW catalogs lying around as well...
bt


Title: Re: Looking to borrow/scan some "Into the Wind" past catalogs
Post by: kevin on October 23, 2009, 04:28 AM
I`m sure I even have some Dan Whitney GWTW catalogs lying around as well...


Yeah, that would be cool---we could scan them and then offer them to another site!


Title: Re: Looking to borrow/scan some "Into the Wind" past catalogs
Post by: kiteking on October 23, 2009, 05:10 AM
I got confirmation from ITW that indeed there was no catalog printed in 2005, So I guess I will have all years after receiving the 2 from Rick

Thank you all


Title: Re: Looking to borrow/scan some "Into the Wind" past catalogs
Post by: RobB on October 23, 2009, 07:09 AM
planning on posting them when you're done with the project ?
~Rob.
That is still to be determined, I am waiting until I have them mostly done and will show it to ITW, they may want to post in their archive, or give permission to post elsewhere (kitelife archive)
Will this be on the public content side, or the members only side ? It would be nice if everyone could see these pieces of history, and not have to pay for the viewing. If you need a space to house them, I have plenty of space on my web server.
~Rob.


Title: Re: Looking to borrow/scan some "Into the Wind" past catalogs
Post by: kevin on October 23, 2009, 01:57 PM
If you need a space to house them, I have plenty of space on my web server.

That would be cool.  While it would be neat to see some of those old catalogs, I certainly wouldn't pay Kitelife to see them.


Title: Re: Looking to borrow/scan some "Into the Wind" past catalogs
Post by: RobB on October 23, 2009, 08:01 PM
I was a KL member for a few years, but the dual and single line interest group all went elsewhere or got absorbed by the dark side. I had to decide between my AKA membership and my KL membership, so I chose to keep the AKA. I did learn alot from KL, got alot of 'newbie help' from the members at the time.


Title: Re: Looking to borrow/scan some "Into the Wind" past catalogs
Post by: kiteking on October 23, 2009, 10:46 PM

While it would be neat to see some of those old catalogs, I certainly wouldn't pay Kitelife to see them.


Nothing is for sure at this time, but I would expect that if (that's a big if) it were to be posted on Kitelife, it would most likely be in the Library (http://kitelife.com/library/) section which doesn't require a membership to access the past issues of Kitelines and SKQ.

I am a long way (1981,82,83,87,2009 scanned so far) from finished, and I still need approval/permission from ITW after they see the final results. I should be further along I know, started Wednesday, but hurricane Rick has caused havoc here in Tucson. Our normal winds of 2-5 mph have been 12-18 instead, so Ive been spending the most part of the morning/afternoon at the local ball field. Got in about 6-8 hours earlier this week. Took the wife to Bisbee (http://www.discoverbisbee.com/) AZ for a day trip of antiquing, dinner (http://www.caferoka.com/CafeRokaBisbee.html), and a jazz trio this afternoon/evening.


My son is currently working on a (flip album type) program that I hope will give me the output I am looking for. He is  "The Engineer" (programmer) for Onverse (http://onverse.com/home/crew.html).com, so he is working on my project between patches/updates/enhancements to their program. He did request some sample scans today so he may have the thing running.

Here is a teaser for you though:

(http://kitelife.com/forum/uploads/1255803712/tn_gallery_3935_223_589825.jpg) (http://kitelife.com/forum/uploads/1255803712/gallery_3935_223_589825.jpg)

More covers to follow???


Title: Re: Looking to borrow/scan some "Into the Wind" past catalogs
Post by: RobB on October 24, 2009, 07:25 AM
Mike,
I think what you're doing is awesome. I used to pour over those catalogs ever since I stumbled upon the ITW store on Pearl St. in the early-mid 80's. I was just walking with my family, and disappeared into that store, they found me in there like a hour later. Before finding ITW, I only knew about Gayla bat kites with bloodshot eyes...
Through 4 moves in the last 25 years, most of the catalogs got thrown out, or lost in a box, but I did come across the 1990 and 1991 recently, and what a great thing to go through again. All the colors of Hawaiins & Spinoffs ! Kites like the JaberWocky... What really amazes me is that we were spending the same $$$ on kites then as we are now. The difference being that most of the kites now are made in China. One of my prized kites came from ITW way back when, a huge French military kite with basswood spars.
I would pay to see the archive of the catalogs, and to save them for my own consumption, but I think you should get paid if anyone does. My offer to host it for free stands, my server has basically unlimmitted space, of which I use 1/2 a gig.
~Rob.


Title: Re: Looking to borrow/scan some "Into the Wind" past catalogs
Post by: kiteking on October 24, 2009, 02:26 PM
As promised, more covers

1981
(http://kitelife.com/forum/uploads/1255803712/tn_gallery_3935_223_285975.jpg) (http://kitelife.com/forum/uploads/1255803712/gallery_3935_223_285975.jpg)

1982
(http://kitelife.com/forum/uploads/1255803712/tn_gallery_3935_223_925297.jpg) (http://kitelife.com/forum/uploads/1255803712/gallery_3935_223_925297.jpg)

1983
(http://kitelife.com/forum/uploads/1255803712/tn_gallery_3935_223_1023940.jpg) (http://kitelife.com/forum/uploads/1255803712/gallery_3935_223_1023940.jpg)

1987
(http://kitelife.com/forum/uploads/1255803712/tn_gallery_3935_223_232636.jpg) (http://kitelife.com/forum/uploads/1255803712/gallery_3935_223_232636.jpg)

2009
(http://kitelife.com/forum/uploads/1255803712/tn_gallery_3935_223_589825.jpg) (http://kitelife.com/forum/uploads/1255803712/gallery_3935_223_589825.jpg)

More???


Title: Re: Looking to borrow/scan some "Into the Wind" past catalogs
Post by: kiteslinger on October 25, 2009, 09:54 AM
if need... i know I have 5 or 6   ;)


Title: Re: Looking to borrow/scan some "Into the Wind" past catalogs
Post by: kiteking on October 25, 2009, 05:21 PM
I currently have each of the catalogs printed 1981 -2009 plus a few supplementals, minus 2005 when they did not publish.

Thank for all that replied and assisted.