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  • #31
    quote:Originally posted by gordr
    I seem to remember he also "streamlined" the David Bradley manure spreader. Seems to me there ought to be a joke in there somewhere.

    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands
    Yes, Gord; he was contacted to improve the machine's appearance because someone complained that the original design stunk. [:0][^]BP
    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

    Ayn Rand:
    "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

    G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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    • #32
      quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

      Yes, Gord; he was contacted to improve the machine's appearance because someone complained that the original design stunk. [:0][^]BP
      You're full of sh**! []

      Craig

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      • #33
        quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

        Yes, Gord; he was contacted to improve the machine's appearance because someone complained that the original design stunk. [:0][^]BP
        You're full of sh**! []

        Craig

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        • #34
          In regards to the David Bradley manure spreader, after the redesign he couldn't get the company to "stand behind it"

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          • #35
            In regards to the David Bradley manure spreader, after the redesign he couldn't get the company to "stand behind it"

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            • #36
              RDinTN don't want to burst your bubble but rumors need to be put to bed anytime they raise their ugly head. Being a part of a family who owned two Coca Cola franchises from 1907 until 1989 and extremely knowlwdgable on Mr Loewy and his exploits he DID NIT as you stated design the Coca Cola Bottle. His involvment with Coca Cola was on two fronts. 1) He designed the Coke Fountain Machine used by the Fountain Division in the 50's. he also had a hand in the design of the 10 oz. and larger bottle attempting to keep an elongated shape of the original bottle. That was all he did for Coke. He also designed the IH logo and buildings as well as the BP, EXXON and Shell logos along with many other things to includes houses furniture, silverware, toasters and many manty other things. i hope this helps to put to bed the Coke Bottle rumor once and for all but i doubt that it will. IMHO Mr. Loewy was the lenonardo D' Vencie of the 29th Century and touched just about everything we use today.
              sigpicSee you in the future as I write about our past

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              • #37
                RDinTN don't want to burst your bubble but rumors need to be put to bed anytime they raise their ugly head. Being a part of a family who owned two Coca Cola franchises from 1907 until 1989 and extremely knowlwdgable on Mr Loewy and his exploits he DID NIT as you stated design the Coca Cola Bottle. His involvment with Coca Cola was on two fronts. 1) He designed the Coke Fountain Machine used by the Fountain Division in the 50's. he also had a hand in the design of the 10 oz. and larger bottle attempting to keep an elongated shape of the original bottle. That was all he did for Coke. He also designed the IH logo and buildings as well as the BP, EXXON and Shell logos along with many other things to includes houses furniture, silverware, toasters and many manty other things. i hope this helps to put to bed the Coke Bottle rumor once and for all but i doubt that it will. IMHO Mr. Loewy was the lenonardo D' Vencie of the 29th Century and touched just about everything we use today.
                sigpicSee you in the future as I write about our past

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                • #38
                  quote:Originally posted by Avantidon

                  RDinTN IMHO Mr. Loewy was the lenonardo D' Vencie of the 29th Century and touched just about everything we use today.
                  Could that be because we all have Studebakers?

                  John

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                  • #39
                    quote:Originally posted by Avantidon

                    RDinTN IMHO Mr. Loewy was the lenonardo D' Vencie of the 29th Century and touched just about everything we use today.
                    Could that be because we all have Studebakers?

                    John

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                    • #40
                      At the unveiling of the EXXON logo at a stock holders meeting a lady asked why two XX's in the EXXON name, RL's reply was "For that very reason madam, it caught your eye".

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                      • #41
                        At the unveiling of the EXXON logo at a stock holders meeting a lady asked why two XX's in the EXXON name, RL's reply was "For that very reason madam, it caught your eye".

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                        • #42
                          As Jeff notes above, Raymond Loewy has been discussed many times here. The definitive discussion of his many contributions is Loewy's own book "Industrial Design" published in 1979. His autobiography, "Never Leave Well Enough Alone" was published in 1950. While he was never reluctant to do a litttle self-promotion, he does not take credit for designing the original Coke bottle. Both are available through used book sellers on the Web.

                          Skip Lackie
                          Washington DC
                          Skip Lackie

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                          • #43
                            As Jeff notes above, Raymond Loewy has been discussed many times here. The definitive discussion of his many contributions is Loewy's own book "Industrial Design" published in 1979. His autobiography, "Never Leave Well Enough Alone" was published in 1950. While he was never reluctant to do a litttle self-promotion, he does not take credit for designing the original Coke bottle. Both are available through used book sellers on the Web.

                            Skip Lackie
                            Washington DC
                            Skip Lackie

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                            • #44
                              If you are ever in Roanoke, Virginia you should visit the Loewy Museum that is in the old N&W train station, that Loewy remodeled. There is a permanent display of Loewy's work.





                              Coke bottles are on display



                              Loewy also designed the 34 Hupmobile before he started working for Studebaker.

                              Leonard Shepherd
                              http://leonardshepherd.com/

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                              • #45
                                If you are ever in Roanoke, Virginia you should visit the Loewy Museum that is in the old N&W train station, that Loewy remodeled. There is a permanent display of Loewy's work.





                                Coke bottles are on display



                                Loewy also designed the 34 Hupmobile before he started working for Studebaker.

                                Leonard Shepherd
                                http://leonardshepherd.com/

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