Shakespeare Cooperation had been producing fishing equipment since the 19th century. After World War II, fiberglass became widely available.
Shakespeare saw the potential of fiberglass for fishing rods and became an industry leader in fiberglass applications. In the early 1950s fiberglass found its way into the archery market. In 1959 Shakespeare acquired Parabow, producers of solid fiberglass bows.
Their first laminated composite wood and fiberglass bows were the 1959-60 Model 100-600 bows. From 1961-64 Shakespeare began using the "X" designation for their bows. Later in 1964 Shakespeare began producing hunting and target bow with the X designation. From 1961 1965 Shakespeare was experimenting with materials and designs. Ernie Roots influence was very obvious in these early bows.
After 1960 the X designation was being used. Interestingly Ernie Root also used the X designation in his own Root bows. Many of the later Shakespeare bows had earlier incarnations during this period. These later bows had very little similarities to the earlier versions. The 1961-62 X-19 Wonderbow was different than most of these earlier designs, it had a riser forward design rather than the riser backward like a traditional long bow.
The only difference between the two years was the 1961 had white glass back and gray belly and the 1962 was front and back gray glass. Like many of these early X bow, the riser was durable maple wood.You can read the whole article. The item "Vintage 1960s shakespeare wonderbow KX-19 Archery Set" is in sale since Wednesday, January 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Archery\Bows\Recurve".
The seller is "fullbreez" and is located in Bealeton, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.