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Need a date...


Just got an original copy of the 60R catalog. The back near the index has a date of 1959. Just a few days ago I was rambling to Tom about pulling back a year with this stuff. Like the 59R catalog is dated 1958.

59R catalog:
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This would make sense because the Rogers Book says the 59R and 60R were similar in content.

Now the 62R is chock full of Buddy and the new Dynasonic. I looked for the same, 1 year back copyright date, but found no date in this catalog index. If we follow the magic yellow brick road pattern one could think the 62R was from 1961. That would add up as well because of the dating serial number list that has the earliest Dyna # from 1961.

Next was the 64R. Dated in the back 1964 on my original copy. Same 1964 date on the scans on disc. Wondering if there are any original catalogs out there with a 1963 date. This would work with the serial numbers and hardware traits as well. Beavertail and breadnadbudda lugs in the same catalog. My 64R catalog has the external sticker about price reductions. Also has the interior price change/discontinued sheet for June 1965. So...1965 was the same catalog used but with a cover sticker and insert for changes.

1964R catalog:
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Just some Rogers thoughts on years found in print.

Peace, Gary
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Dan, Thanks. That helps and sounds right to me. A bunch of the early Rogers 1953 paper I found last year had "revised 9/53 and 9/54" on the bottom of some pages inserted. They were marketing a lot to schools(marching bands) so the Sept. update would fit the school year start.

Anyone else please check your original Rogers catalogs and feel free to chime in with the date in the back of the book. Getting clearer... Peace, Gary
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{This is a repost of an earlier post, thanks for your patience,,,}


Drum catalogs, just like auto brochures, are distributed at the end of the prior year. So, the 1967 catalog would have been in dealers hands by October 1966 or thereabouts.

One of the 1967 catalogs I have has a date of 1967, maybe they started that way or maybe the real early one's have 1966, I don't know.

The second 1967 catalog I have, after Buddy left and the changes were made, has a date of 1968. Maybe they stayed with that date until late 1969, or maybe there are some out there with a 1969 date - again, I don't know.

And, depending on how many are printed up at a time, and depending on how fast they are used up, each succeeding run of any given 'year' catalog might have a different copyright date. Naturally, this would be based on the judgement of the powers-that-be at the time.

Back in the 50's and 60's they probably didn't worry too much about this stuff. The corporate lawyers probably weren't as litigious as they are today.


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