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1952: Kelty Pack is born
After several years of making packs in his home garage for friends, Dick sells 29 packs in his first year of business for 24 dollars each. Dick hand-forms and welds each of the frames, and his wife, Nena, sews each of the pack bags. Kelty packs first include aircraft-aluminum contoured frames, padded shoulder straps, waist belts, clevis-pin attachment of pack bags, nylon pack cloth, zippered pockets, hold-open frames, and nylon back bands. The first shoulder straps were produced using wool carpeting for padding. The original clevis pins were made from aircraft rivets.
1977: 25th Anniversary
Kelty celebrates its 25th anniversary and introduces the Sonora frame pack, a full-feature pack featuring a front- and top-opening main compartment.
1996: Grateful Dead
Through a licensing agreement, Kelty produces a line of Grateful Dead products, including a day pack, a fanny pack, and a leather briefcase. A diaper day pack and accessory items are added to the KIDS line.
2002: 50th Anniversary Pack
Kelty commemorates its 50th anniversary with a special-edition frame pack. The KIDS line introduces a completely redesigned line of kid carriers and accessories.
2004: Dick Kelty passes away
Dick Kelty passes away at age 84 in Glendale, California.
Kelty is still making the quality packs you have grown to know.