S. Berliner, III's sbiii.com AUTHENTICAST/COMET Index Page keywords = Comet Authenticast Metal Products Slonim ordnance tank armor armour track self-propelled artillery gun cannon rifle airplane spotter ship naval navy IGC Inter-Granular Corrosion

Updated:   12 Oct 2015; 12:40  ET
[Page created 14 Jan 2013;

    original AT&T Worldnet Website begun 30 May 1996.]
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Technical and Historical Writer, Oral Historian
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Rail, Auto, Air, Ordnance, and Model Enthusiast
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note - The vast bulk of my massive Web presence (over 485 pages) had been hosted by AT&T's WorldNet service since 30 May 1996; they dropped WorldNet effective 31 Mar 2010 and I have to scramble to transfer everything by then.  Everything's saved but all the links have to be changed, mostly by hand.  See my sbiii.com Transfer Page for any updates on this tedious process.


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Comet Auth Part-Color Logo Comet Auth B&W Logo

Comet Auth Full Color Logo Comet Auth Waterline Logo (Logos from 1945 Catalog)


Please refer to the Ordnance page, et seq.

INDEX:

Because the indexing of Comet AUTHENTICAST information has gotten too complex to keep up to date on each of the many pages,
this master index will be used for curency and the indices on each individual page may not be kept currennt.

On this Comet AUTHENTICAST Index page: the full index to all Comet Metal Products, AUTHENTICAST, Gaeltacht, and South Salem Studios pages.   new (14 Jan 2013)

On the Comet AUTHENTICAST Main Page:
  Comet Metal Products, Inc.
  AUTHENTICAST
  IGC - Inter-Granular Corrosion).

On Comet AUTHENTICAST Page A:
    U.S. WWII Tank and Ship Collection - the 1:108 (1" = 9') tanks are available!

On Comet AUTHENTICAST Page B:
    A very rare cased U. S. Navy set of 1:1200 American WWII ships
      from BOTH Comet AND South Salem Studios;
      this cased set is now available!

On the Authenticast/Comet Continuation Page 1:
  1945 Comet Metal Products AUTHENTICAST Catalog
    Tank Scale of 1:108
  1945 Comet Metal Products AUTHENTICAST Price List
  AUTHENTICAST Ship Models.
  AUTHENTICAST Miscellany.

On the Authenticast/Comet Continuation Page 2:
  1950s Fitted Case of Tanks.
  Atomic Cannon
  Honest John
  USS Northampton - CLC-1

On the Authenticast/Comet continuation page 3:
  Comet Then and Now and Map.
  The Greater World of Comet AUTHENTICAST - A History.
  Red, White, and Blue Boxes.

On the Authenticast/Comet continuation page 4:
  WWII Tank ID Box.
  1:500 Ships Price List
  Old AUTHENTICAST Photos.

On the Authenticast/Comet continuation page 5:
  1950s Fitted Case of Tanks, 1-50 (continued from Cont. Page 2).

On the Authenticast/Comet continuation page 6:
  1950s Fitted Case of Tanks, 51 - 100 (continued from Cont. Page 5.

On the Authenticast/Comet continuation page 7:
  1950s Fitted Case of Tanks, comments (continued from Cont. Page 6).

On the Authenticast/Comet continuation page 8:
  South Salem Studio's U. S. Navy Ships Case.
  South Salem Studio's Navy Ships Box.
  South Salem Studio's Merchant Ships Box.
  Another South Salem Studio's Merchant Ships Box.   new (12 Oct 2015)
  Comet Japanese Ships Box.
  Comet Authenticast HELP!

On the Authenticast/Comet continuation page 9:
  Comet Authenticast ODD LOT!, with Comet Gaeltacht sets.
  Odd Ship.   new (03 Jun 2013)

On the Authenticast/Comet Aircraft page:
  Comet "Authenticast" 1:432 Aircraft ID Models,
  new (18 Sep 2013)
  1945 Comet Metal Products AUTHENTICAST Catalog (aircraft extract)
  1945 Comet Metal Products AUTHENTICAST Price List (aircraft extract)
  70-Piece Collection of Comet AUTHENTICAST 1:432 Aircraft Recognition Models.   added (23 Sep 2013)

See also:     the Ordnance Page, et seq.,
    Comet AUTHENTICAST 1:432 Aircraft Models,
        (and see AUTHENTICAST Airplanes on the main page,
    the Aviation Page, et seq., and
    the Hobby Page, et seq.,


Comet Metal Products Co., Inc.

Old Comet Logo
(07 Jul 03 photo by and © 2003 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
(Note - no reference to Authenticast; no subject image in logo)

During and after World War II and at least into the Korean "police action" (1940s, 50s, and 60s), a small firm in Richmond Hill (Postal Code 18), Queens County, New York (near the Long Island Rail Road's Morris Park Shops, built a line of scale model ships (see logo above), planes, railroad cars, tanks and armored vehicles, and soldiers under the trade name "Authenticast".  It was owned and run by the two Slonim brothers, Sam and Joe, if I recall correctly.

[Comet Model Airplane Co. of Chicago was an unrelated firm in the same era.]

[More detailed history of Comet Metal Products and its successors is on Continuation page 1 at HISTORY.]

Because of heightened interest in these models, I have extracted random mentions from my many hobby and ordnance and aviation pages and concentrated them on these separate pages.


note-rt.gif - 07 Jul 03 - I took some new photos on 06 and 07 Jul 03 to replace the many of the missing ones; then, on 30 Dec 2004, I hauled out the box yet again and documented every single one of the 90+ models.  After a herculean feat, the results are now posted to a new continuation page 5 at 1950s Fitted Case of Tanks.




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LEGACY

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