Remember Daisy, the BB Gun? Some early history

by FatFreek 2005 6 Replies latest jw experiences

  • FatFreek 2005
    FatFreek 2005

    I was still a JW at the time and my four boys were always anxious for me to bring home a Daisy product. I did just that during a weekend for a lab tryout. Ha! It was really for my pleasure although my conscience stung a bit because of Watchtower teaching. The gun was a pistol, a modified early model of the CO2 200. Which brings me to my motive for posting.

    I was a young tool and die designer for Daisy in the late 60s and early 70s. I recently found three early issues of their newsletters, "The Daisy Aim", in my files. They are charming, historically informative -- perhaps more so to present day readers. They were all very well written -- one of them at the pen of Beth Hough (wife of then president of Daisy, Cass Hough). Yes, both have since passed and although I never personally met them, I alway held that dynamic couple in the highest esteem.

    I decided to scan them so others may get the same pleasure I received. You may click on links to those newsletters, peeking into Rogers, Ar (and Daisy) history, from 60 years ago.

    The Daisy Aim Newsletter Toy BB Gun Compay Nov 1960.pdf

    The Daisy Aim Newsletter Toy BB Gun Compay Dec 1960.pdf

    The Daisy Aim Newsletter Toy BB Gun Compay Feb 1964.pdf

    Len Miller

  • FatFreek 2005
  • tottenkopf

    I remember JWs in my area were not allowed to have guns. Even toy guns were a nono

  • Listener

    Yes, toy guns were a no no but making toy swords for a family worship play is okay.

  • Tameria2001

    My husband's uncle used to work for Daisy until he retired.

  • FatFreek 2005
    FatFreek 2005

    To all: one or all of those links may not have worked. I sent the following PM to the one who reported a problem.

    "Good morning. I'm so glad you got back to me on this matter as I am new to this Google Drive sharing. I changed the setting on all 3 documents to "anyone on the web can view this doc".

    Please let me know if I got them right or wrong. I can't tell from this end cuz I'm the creator of the files and already have permission. Len Miller
  • under the radar
    under the radar

    The links work great now. Thanks!

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