*Edit - well that didn't work
It all lined up nicely in the editor. I will have to see if I can get it exported to pdf or something similar.
*Edit 2 - Here is a screenshot for now of the spreadsheet
Here is another way to look at it
The first grouping is the original Boler owned and their franchises. The End Year is 1973 because that is year Boler was sold to Neonex.
The second grouping is Boler American and its descendants. Scamp
indicates their role on their website and some deductive reasoning can be applied. Scamp
states that Boler American went out of business late in 1972, they produced around 130 units in 1972, if they started in January as the Boler article states then the majority of units were Boler American. Eco
and Love Bug
both started in 1972 as well and I assumed a similar story to Scamp
. They made Boler Americans, when Boler American failed, they decided to use the molds they had and came up with new names.
The third grouping is Boler after Neonex bought the company. One of the articles at Bolerama talked about Neonex's plan to close the Winnipeg location and consolidate manufacture in Calgary in 1975. I didn't find any Bolers older than 1973 manufactured at Peace River so I am wondering if that facility closed in 1973 after the purchase?
The last 2 groupings are Perris and Casita
. There are quite a few stories floating around about the 'birth' of Casita
but there is proof that units were produced in Backus so Casita
in Texas became 3rd generation so to speak. Perris has a couple of possibilities. If Eco
only managed a year or so (I don't think I have seen one newer than 73?) than maybe the molds were bought or moved to California and that is what Perris used? Or maybe Perris ended up with one of the missing 2 molds discussed in the Boler article?
Pretty interesting stuff. Lots of holes after Neonex though that might be able to be filled in.