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    Tonight at dinner my mother remebered a friend of our family back in the 40's and 50's.

    This fellow owned part interest in a steamship company and as a kid whenever the any of the ships were in NY to take passengers rather than bananas he would throw a party onboard the ships. As a kid I rememeber being allowed to pull the cord that sounded the steam whistle. Just now I googled "the Panama Line" and look what showed up

    http://www.oceanlinermuseum.co.uk/Pa...e%20index.html

    BG
    Our friend RL had his hand in everything.

    BG

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    Was there anything he didn't design?

    Doug

    1950 Champion 9G F1

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    • #3
      Two of my USN ships were 'banana boats'. Built for Matson for the Hawaii-California trade but acquired by the Navy . These hat pins pay homage to that history. (Pay assn. dues 3 years in advance and get a pin).




      HEY, you're not Wilbur!

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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by Invalid User Name

        Was there anything he didn't design?

        Doug

        1950 Champion 9G F1
        Well, he didn't design the GT Hawk...that one was Brooks Stevens work,
        but yeah, Raymond Lowey sure did have his fingers in a lot of pies!

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        • #5
          coke-cola logo

          2006,f-150,2x4,v-6,5-speed manual,8ft bed, will post stude info when i get it on the road.

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          • #6
            The story about Raymond Loewy is that he could travel by boat, train, car, bus, or plane and it could be something in which he played a part in the design. His autobiography "Never Leave Well Enough Alone" is an interesting read. He was considered America's first industrial designer and he was on the cover of TIME magazine on October 31, 1949. The 1932 Huppmobile was one of his first automobile design efforts. His career was based upon the paradigm MAYA--"Most Advanced Yet Acceptable."


            "Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional." author unknown

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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by MotorHead

              quote:Originally posted by Invalid User Name

              Was there anything he didn't design?

              Doug

              1950 Champion 9G F1
              Well, he didn't design the GT Hawk...that one was Brooks Stevens work,
              but yeah, Raymond Lowey sure did have his fingers in a lot of pies!
              Brooks Stevens only added a Thunderbird roof, a different front grille, a different trunk lid and some trim to turn the external appearance of the original Robert Bourke designed K body into a Gran Turismo Hawk.

              Gary L.
              Wappinger, NY

              SDC member since 1968
              Studebaker enthusiast much longer
              Gary L.
              Wappinger, NY

              SDC member since 1968
              Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by hotrodstude

                coke-cola logo
                The name is Coca-Cola. I do not believe that Raymond Loewy had anything to do with the "logo". He also did not design the Coke bottle, but did input some later changes. He was commissioned to design the counter dispenser for Coca-Cola.

                Gary L.
                Wappinger, NY

                SDC member since 1968
                Studebaker enthusiast much longer
                Gary L.
                Wappinger, NY

                SDC member since 1968
                Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                • #9
                  Bondo,
                  Those were beautiful ships. Thanks for posting the pictures.
                  Hope you are doing well.
                  Rog

                  '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                  Smithtown,NY
                  '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                  Smithtown,NY
                  Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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