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Old 09-03-2004, 03:09 PM   #15
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Maybe it was a Schult or similar that was cut down to make a smaller trailer. I can't imagine why someone would want to go smaller back then, but maybe they did.
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Old 09-03-2004, 04:30 PM   #16
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Here's a 1950 Schult - not even close:

Duke: Maybe a couple more detail shots? How about from the front, and something from the inside that may be original looking?
Here are a few more pictures for you detectives out there!



Interier facing the rear. I THINK this was orginal mainly because it was the paint color is so old and the lines matched the benches.



Front of the trailer as seen from the doorway, most of the cabs ripped out, you can kinda see the toilet in the bottem right of the picture, stove appears orginal, but before you ask there is NO brandname, S/N, or any other marks on it.



Inside back again, after I had ripped out the dinette area and striped the walls of that wonderful green paint. You can see on the right the refer access door and the refer roof vent.



Inside front as seen from the door after the floor waswas ripped out. The large tubes were for the sewer hoses I think, I don't know if they were org because the ends of the tubes were caped off with really coffee cans, no date or brand for dating on them either.



One other thing to note about the trailer is that it didn't have a water tank or a sewer tank even thouh it had a sink and such, the water apperently came directly from a hose hooked up to it and the toilet had a 1 foot pipe going down. Maybe it wasn't always like this but who knows!
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Old 09-03-2004, 10:50 PM   #17
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Inside front as seen from the door after the floor waswas ripped out. The large tubes were for the sewer hoses I think, I don't know if they were org because the ends of the tubes were caped off with really coffee cans, no date or brand for dating on them either.



One other thing to note about the trailer is that it didn't have a water tank or a sewer tank even thouh it had a sink and such, the water apperently came directly from a hose hooked up to it and the toilet had a 1 foot pipe going down. Maybe it wasn't always like this but who knows!
That time frame it was not uncomon that it didn't have tanks. That is what is known as a "Park" model. It was always intended to have outside suport for water, sewer and electricity. It is proably all 110v and no batteries or 12v as well I would bet. Several forum members have "Park" Model Airstreams.

I'm at a loss. After seeing more I am still conviced it was manufactured but I cannot find anything on the net that looks like it.

If you look at that link I posted above there are so many companies from the 50's that were around for just a couple years then gone that it may well be one of only 30-40 ever made for the whole company. Possibly less. The lack of any badging is strange. I would expect to at least see some rivet holes where a badge once was but you say there is nothing at all?

You have a very odd one indeed.
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No badges at all. I can't even find a place where there might have been one. I took a look under the tail lights and found this

"AUTO-LAMP
575
SAE-S-A-AI-T-61"

Does THAT mean anything to anyone??

I have see ONE other of these trailers in person, it parked about 1 mile away and its been converted into the local Papa Johns Pizza wagon. There is no badges on it and there is nothing original about it. I haven't been able to find out anything about it from the pizza place either

I was willing to belive that this was a very rare trailer till I saw that one here in the 30K populated town in Idaho!

One more thing to add, the dimesions are 12'x7'
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Old 09-04-2004, 12:15 AM   #19
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It may well have been a local company that built it so it may still be very rare.
It's pretty neat little coach who ever made it.

Fred is the VAC historian. Hopefully he will see this post and maybe he will recognize it.

www.airpartsinc.com can get you the skin needed to fixe tha rear corner. Greg and Peter is our resident rivet kings. They both have a couple posts showing replacing major body panels. That pannel would be an easy one to replace too. It's just a flat peice.
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Does it say that on the lens or the backing. It looks like the lens is a Bargman 99.
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Those numbers are on the backingand on the lens, on the lens however it also says "Chicago" after the auto lamp 575. Here are a couple of pics of the whats left of the lens. From what I've seen they are not the bargman lens but they are very much like them.



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I beleive the "61" in the markings on the tail lamp lems to indicate the year thay lamp was designed, but not necessarily manufactured. From the pictures they never looked right for that coach, as I still think the coach is from the late 40's or 50's, but then of course I am no expert. I think the lamps are later model replacements, as you sometimes see on older Airstreams.

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Whatever it is...

it appears to be a manufactured unit, but it may be a small manufacturer/limited production run, as someone pointed out. The taillights were an industry standard in the early 60's, we have a 1965 Ritzcraft Mobile Home that used the same lens, what amazes me is that they are still on there and some Vintage Trailer Restoring Desparado hasn't removed them yet

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Well if the lights are early 60's then that conflicts with what I though about the windows. Maybe the lights were swapped on at a later date to replace some damaged originals. That would open it back up to possibly the 40's like others think. Did the other unit you saw have the same tail lights?

Hehr window of that time usualy have a stamped model and size on the bottom peice of frame on the outside. If we know that model number we might be able to get an approximate date off manufacture on the windows.

http://www.vintageairstream.com/archives/index.html if you look at the mid 50's years those window most closely match the windows in your coach. The ealy 50's were more the double opening and around 55 the square style windows appeard that are close to yours.

That's not to say that this wasn't just the style Airstream was buying. That is possible but if you look at any of the coach manufactures of the time they all very simular style windows and it appears the window style/design was dictated by the window manufacture and not the coach builder. Airstream was closed for most of WWII so unfortunatly we do not have good refference material. Going back to the 30's the windows look bus style with pockets in the body that the window lowered into. That carried to some point in the 40's as the prevelent style
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We had a new 1969 Yukon Delta travel trailer with those same lights, I think they are false clues. Is there anything on the frame or axle?
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Old 09-06-2004, 07:29 PM   #26
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Those are the same lights that are on our '64...CA built GlobeTrotter

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Got it!
It's a Mobil Glide

One just showed up on the VAC page. Dates late 40's early 50's.
The one for sale is fromthe Aurburn Trailer collection. I bet they may be able to help you with some info.
I am going to cut and past it here so that as it expires it's still available.
here is the current link that will expire.
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12ft. all Alum.body 15ft.total with hitch,built in Culver City Ca.,looks like a small loaf of bread, light weight,needs light restoration,price 3500.or trade for Airstream work like polishings,wood work,metal work or painting.
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Got it!
It's a Mobil Glide

One just showed up on the VAC page. Dates late 40's early 50's.
The one for sale is fromthe Aurburn Trailer collection. I bet they may be able to help you with some info.
I am going to cut and past it here so that as it expires it's still available.
here is the current link that will expire.
http://www.airstream.net/classifieds...&fromfromid=21
Hmm..... I'm still not sure.

Just kidding - that's definitely it! Nice detective work, Toast.
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