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Old 05-17-2007, 05:51 PM   #15
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I think it definately needs a new axle...but the real question is, can it be polished? Shari
Only with great effort, but it can be brushed quite easily.
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Old 05-17-2007, 07:02 PM   #16
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The Lucas electrical system seems a tad problematic.

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Old 05-17-2007, 11:13 PM   #17
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Historians would have us believe that Wally Byam got the inspiration for the aerodynamic design of a lightweight metal travel trailer from his years of employment in the aircraft industry. Sadly, that is not the case. We know that Wally spent much of his childhood confined in a wooden sheepherder’s carriage. It is not surprising that after many lonely nights in a wood box with only sheep for companions, Wally became determined to find a more comfortable and appealing type of portable shelter. My exhaustive research led me to discover that Wally actually got his inspiration from early pioneers in the electric toaster industry.
It was on a sunny morning in the summer of 1936, while sitting at his breakfast table, eating a bowl of gruel and toast when his attention was drawn to the design of the Sunbeam Model T-1 Toaster on his table which had been invented by Alfred F. Fukal of Chicago, Illinois. Wow, thought Wally, that would be an almost perfect design for a towable shelter!
He immediately left his bowl of gruel half eaten and scurried to his workshop. Some years later, the famous design was created and the legend began.
I understand of course that some will doubt my factual collection of history, so I am attaching both Rukal’s original toaster design and a comparison to Byam’s early Airstream trailer designs. So for those doubters, ask yourself…does the design look more like an aircraft or more like a toaster?
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Old 05-18-2007, 05:19 AM   #18
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I understand of course that some will doubt my factual collection of history, so I am attaching both Rukal’s original toaster design and a comparison to Byam’s early Airstream trailer designs. So for those doubters, ask yourself…does the design look more like an aircraft or more like a toaster?
Having owned both, I would have to go with a flying toaster.
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Old 05-18-2007, 06:09 AM   #19
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Historians would have us believe that Wally Byam got the inspiration for the aerodynamic design of a lightweight metal travel trailer from his years of employment in the aircraft industry. Sadly, that is not the case. We know that Wally spent much of his childhood confined in a wooden sheepherder’s carriage. It is not surprising that after many lonely nights in a wood box with only sheep for companions, Wally became determined to find a more comfortable and appealing type of portable shelter. My exhaustive research led me to discover that Wally actually got his inspiration from early pioneers in the electric toaster industry.
It was on a sunny morning in the summer of 1936, while sitting at his breakfast table, eating a bowl of gruel and toast when his attention was drawn to the design of the Sunbeam Model T-1 Toaster on his table which had been invented by Alfred F. Fukal of Chicago, Illinois. Wow, thought Wally, that would be an almost perfect design for a towable shelter!
He immediately left his bowl of gruel half eaten and scurried to his workshop. Some years later, the famous design was created and the legend began.
I understand of course that some will doubt my factual collection of history, so I am attaching both Rukal’s original toaster design and a comparison to Byam’s early Airstream trailer designs. So for those doubters, ask yourself…does the design look more like an aircraft or more like a toaster?
Rog...you present a very compelling argument! I don't know what to say except that there doesn't seem to be anyway to dispute that argument.
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Another little known fact is that Wally was the originator of the term "think outside the box".
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