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Old 05-17-2014, 02:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Streamlining Pioneers:The Golden Age

Here are some images,in chronological order,from Paul Jaray's original 1922 road vehicle aerodynamic studies at the airship division of the Zeppelin factory,through the Schl'o'rwagen of 1938.
I'll get the images up,then come back an identify each.

The above table contains:
*Paul Jaray's 'pumpkin seed' of 1922,Cd 0-15-0.13
*Wolfgang Klemperer's 'pumpkin seed' of Cd 0.15
*The Henninger PATENT illustration of 1923
*A.Persu's aerodynamic car of 1924
*A.Persu's PATENT illustration of 1927

The above table contains:
*Walter Lay's wind tunnel model with ideal windshield,1933,Cd 0.12
*Walter Lay's model with optimized windshield,1933,Cd 0.12
*R.H.Heald's wind tunnel 'ideal' shape,1933,Cd 0.20
*Harry Miller's streamline car technical drawing,1933
*Raymond Loewy's streamlined car concept,1933

The above table contains:
*Norman Bell Geddes model (Deutsche Museum,Munich),1933
*Dr.Erwin Komenda concept,1933
*R.Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Car,1934
*Gaz-A-Aero,Alexei Nikitin,1934,Cd 0.207
*Chrysler De Soto Airflow aerodynamic test mule,1934,Cd 0.244

The above table contains:
*Koenig-Fachsenfeld's half-body,circa 1935
*Koenig-Fachsenfeld's half-body -derived K-form car
*FKFS (Kamm-Koenig) multi-geometry,K-form test model,1935,Cd 0.21
*Streamline car model,Elliot G.Reid,Stanford University,1935-36,Cd 0.15
*Schl'o'rwagen,1938,Cd 0.186

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Old 05-17-2014, 02:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I had a book with many pictures of that Dymaxion, including interior pictures, but it was destroyed in a fire.
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I had a book with many pictures of that Dymaxion, including interior pictures, but it was destroyed in a fire.
Ouch!
That sucks!
As with most,I came across the Dymaxion Car quite late in life.Southwest Airlines Magazine payed tribute to it in the 1980s.
I got to see one example at Harrah's Automobile Museum,Reno,Nevada,when attending composite school.She
's a real sweety!
If the rubber-necker who caused the fatal rollover accident hadn't driven that fateful day,we might have far different stories to tell about that car.
Can you imagine a Sheriff pad-locking the Ford Motor Company after the first Explorer rollover fatality,and pushing the entire company out of business?
That's what befell Bucky.What a loss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I had a book with many pictures of that Dymaxion, including interior pictures, but it was destroyed in a fire.
Do you recall the TITLE and AUTHOR of that book?
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No ebook available. Buckminster Fuller Dymaxion Car: Jonathan Glancey, Hsiao-Yun Chu, David Jenkins, Buckminster Fuller: 9780956433930: Amazon.com: Books

The man, the car.
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Do you recall the TITLE and AUTHOR of that book?
I don't recall the author, but the title was "100 anos do automóvel" (in Portuguese, A 100 years of the automobile). It was published in '86 and the authors were the same editors from an ancient local auto magazine which was published until early 90s. All I can say is that someday I'm gonna take revenge against the one who set that fire

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