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Old 05-14-2009, 06:57 AM   #43
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A tip of the Dutchmans' cap . . .

to you Sugarfoot for locating and posting my earlier remarks on California "whale tail" Airstreams. I never did any survey of rear end cap interior panel construction, so that will have to be determined from observations on a year-to-year or trailer-to-trailer basis. A straight-on rear exterior view of the Dutchman's cap has a Moderne monumentality reminiscent of Hugh Ferriss' architectural renderings:


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Old 05-18-2009, 11:30 AM   #44
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Wow Fred, thanks for the flashback to my college years. One of my professors had us study several articles on Hugh Ferriss.

For those who might be interested in his style of drawing here's a link to some examples of the man who inspired Gothom City.

Hugh Ferriss: Delineator of Gotham

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