|Monogram began in 1945 when Mr. Robert Reder and a fellow Comet Models employee, Jack Besser, decided to combine their life savings of $5,000 to start the business.
In earlier times, Monogram produced ships, cars, and planes which were made entirely out of Balsa wood. In 1949 they began to introduce their classic "Speedee-Bilt" and "Super Kit" series of balsa aircraft models which dared to introduce propellers, cowlings, and other detailed parts moulded from Cellulose Acetate.
In March of 1954 Monogram began to advertise it's first all plastic model kit, a 1/20th scale "Midget Racer" which was soon followed by a 1/21st scale "Hot Rod". The rest as they say is history...........