I've been trying to figure out some of the history of our eggs, but have found quite a few holes from 72-82.
Consensus seems that there were many offshoots off the original Boler
in the early 70's. An article posted on Bolerama
from the Manitoba Business Journal in Jan 1972 states that the American Manufacturing rights were sold
to Elenor International in 1971. Supposedly out of 3 plants. I don't know when they ended production but could only find a reference to Elenor International in the KS courts in 1973.
in the CasitaClub.com archives indicates that the Casita was 1st produced in the Scamp
Factory. Other threads I've seen indicate that the Scamp
was originally called the Acorn due to legal issues over the name.
So if you know about some of the history, please post it with links in the table below. It would be interesting to learn the origins of all the offshoots of the Boler
. There are too many similarities between the Scamp, Boler
, Acorn, Love Bug
, Perris Pacer
, Trek, Eco
and others for then not to be historically related in one way or another. Plus there has to be some interesting stories of someone leaving one firm to become the competition. Sources and links would be appreciated.
- 1st Boler produced in Winnipeg, MB by Ray Olecko
- American rights sold
to Elenor International of Wichita, KS
- Boler American produced (1972- ??) (3 plants)
- Perris Pacer
produced in San Jacito, CA
1981 - 1st Casita produced in Backus, MN