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September 12, 1989 | From United Press International
American Recreation Products Inc., a subsidiary of Kellwood Co., has completed its acquisition of Slumberjack Inc. of Los Angeles, company officials announced. The purchase price was not disclosed. American Recreation is an international manufacturer and marketer of tents, sleeping bags, hiking and climbing equipment under the Wenzel, Kelty and Ridgeway brands. Slumberjack is a manufacturer of sleeping bags and camping accessories under the Slumberjack and Everest Elite brands.
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September 12, 1989 | From United Press International
American Recreation Products Inc., a subsidiary of Kellwood Co., has completed its acquisition of Slumberjack Inc. of Los Angeles, company officials announced. The purchase price was not disclosed. American Recreation is an international manufacturer and marketer of tents, sleeping bags, hiking and climbing equipment under the Wenzel, Kelty and Ridgeway brands. Slumberjack is a manufacturer of sleeping bags and camping accessories under the Slumberjack and Everest Elite brands.
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January 15, 2004 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Asher I. "Dick" Kelty, whose innovative aluminum external-framed backpacks with waist straps revolutionized backpacking in the 1950s, has died. He was 84. Kelty, who suffered from congestive heart failure, died Monday at his home in Glendale, according to his wife of 57 years, Nena. For five decades, the Kelty name has been synonymous with backpacking. A onetime cottage industry launched in the Keltys' two-bedroom home in Glendale in 1952, Kelty Packs Inc.
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