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DEEPNHOCK
12-19-2009, 08:07 AM
Pretty wild design![:p]
Jeff[8D]

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mbstude
12-19-2009, 09:31 AM
They designed that in '55?

Now I know where Corvette got their design for the 70's models. Sidepipes and all. :D

Matthew Burnette
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Chris Pile
12-19-2009, 10:13 AM
Sporty.

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Milaca
12-19-2009, 10:25 AM
I wasn't aware that one could get a patent based on what something looks like. I thought patents only applied to a function. Very interesting.

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Jeff_H
12-19-2009, 12:38 PM
quote:I wasn't aware that one could get a patent based on what something looks like. I thought patents only applied to a function.

The patent may not be the overall design/shape in the figures. The list of "claims" would be what the patent is actually for. We'd need to see more of the document.

Oops! I read the fine print and there IS a single claim for "The ornamental design for an automobile, as shown".

Most patents I've looked at will have several pages and usually a list of claims on a inner page. The cover page will have the description and a diagram but not the claims. But, those are more recent ones from the last 30yrs or so. My name appears as co-inventor on 5 patents and there is another in review so I know a little about them.

Back to the car in the figure... The side and rear seem OK but that front not so much. The side profile of the roof with the door glass looks a lot like 70s camaro/firebird.

Jeff in ND
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studegary
12-19-2009, 01:54 PM
Note that this was assigned to Loewy Associates and it was after the start of production for Studebaker Hawks.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

Johnnywiffer
12-19-2009, 06:12 PM
The patent was granted in '56 but was applied for in July '55. Not sure if Hawk production had started by then, altho it certainly was at least in the finaly stages.

Since the patent had only a 14 year life, I guess that means we can now usurp the name, design, etc. and start building them? [:o)]

John

Milaca
12-19-2009, 06:33 PM
Reminds me a bit of Brooks Stevens 1956 Gaylord concept car.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2528/4198113563_60bb44c1d7_o.jpg

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In the middle of Minnesota

8E45E
12-19-2009, 08:58 PM
He used the same 'grille forward' concept on a Lancia styling study as well.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/148/340301242_7536001cd6_b.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/134/340301251_b5d8735d27_b.jpg

Craig

studegary
12-20-2009, 01:15 PM
quote:Originally posted by Johnnywiffer

[blue][size=2][font=Comic Sans MS][b]The patent was granted in '56 but was applied for in July '55. Not sure if Hawk production had started by then, altho it certainly was at least in the finaly stages.

Since the patent had only a 14 year life, I guess that means we can now usurp the name, design, etc. and start building them? [:o)]

John

Hawks came out as 1956 models, but they were offered to the public starting in the Fall of 1955. I imagine that production, or at least the design was finalized, prior to the patent application date of 7/12/55.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

TedsHawk
12-21-2009, 10:01 PM
Is this the same car as in the patent drawing? I don't remember where I came across it
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