Streamlined Era – Pics from the past

Streamlined Era – Pics from the past

Streamlining is a form of structure that lessens resistance and turbulence to air flow.

Although its golden age is normally associated with the nineteen-thirties, the first streamlined car, the Rumpler Tropfenwagen emerged in 1921. Streamline-inspired forms were most prominent in aircraft designs, but they were also applied to trains, buses, even buildings with their beautifully rounded frontages, and trucks. Here are a few sleek old haulers, some depicted in their original settings, that might keep you endlessly amused.

 

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4 Comments

  1. Great pictures! Being a fan / collector of the Art Deco period + an automobile enthusiast to boot, I really find these types of vehicles of this era fascinating! Any more pictures?

    Regards, Ron

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    • Ron, there are numerous others but our art director deemed them insufficiently streamlined. Nonetheless, they are nostalgic and deserving. Hoping to have them published soon. Sincerely, Vm

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  2. Some great pictures there, not sure how the Pony Beer Depot pick up sneaked past your Art Director’s gaze though.

    Regards
    Dave

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    • Dave, She claims a momentary distraction overpowered her. Apparently, the heat and humidity of that summer day brought to mind a cry she once heard in a Dublin inn: “Lorry-up another load of Guinness, would you?”… the infatuations that sustain her through this swelter! Vm

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