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Old 06-09-2019, 03:46 PM   #1
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maybe the first Airstream ad?

Hello, I ran across this ad while browsing. I wonder how many Airstreams were built at home from the plans, and towed with a Chrysler Airflow.

from Popular Mechanics, June 1934
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Bob, are there any actual detailed plans remaining? I think Dr. Holman’s Torpedo was eventually sold to an Amarillo tx museum. I think it would be fun to build one. Thanks
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Bob, are there any actual detailed plans remaining? I think Dr. Holman’s Torpedo was eventually sold to an Amarillo tx museum. I think it would be fun to build one. Thanks
I haven't the slightest clue. But think how much $150 was worth in 1934. One inflation calculator says ~$2860.

Here are pics of Holman's torpedo built from the $5 plans in 1935:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/heintz...57663380033340

And here's a tiny 750lb. trailer that I built a few years ago- timber-framed cedar and rigid house insulation, covered with canvas shrunk down with Titebond III waterproof glue. A senior couple saw it, and asked if I was interested in an 'old trailer' to fix up. It's the 95 Excella!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/RXcPVzH7K6mBsMR83
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