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silver_streak [2015/09/05 10:01]
173.73.46.104 [Models]
silver_streak [2015/11/29 12:32]
76.176.11.27 [Models]
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 ===== History ===== ===== History =====
-From 1946 to 1948, the Curtiss-Wright ​airplane engine manufacturer ​produced trailer coaches. ​ In 1949, the company sold the design rights to Silver Streak partners Kenny Neptune, James "​Pat"​ Patterson, and Frank Polito. ​ In the 1957, Neptune and Polito bought out their partner Patterson. ​ Patterson then founded the Streamline Trailer Mfg. Co.+From 1946 to 1948, the Curtis Wright Company (not to be confused with the Curtiss-Wright ​aircraft company) ​produced trailer coaches. In 1949, the company sold the design rights to Silver Streak partners Kenny Neptune, James "​Pat"​ Patterson, and Frank Polito. In the 1957, Neptune and Polito bought out their partner Patterson. Patterson then founded the Streamline Trailer Mfg. Co.
  
-This coach is a variation of an early Wally Byam design, (the father of the Airstream), which he came up with while working for airplane engine manufacturer Curtiss-Wright from 1937 through 1947. Just before leaving to re-form the Airstream Company which, he's actually begun in 1931. Byam was a major influence in the design of the 1946-1948 Curtis-Wright Clipper ​who, for some unknown reason, dropped the last "​s"​ in the Curtiss name for their trailer coach production. However, in 1949 Curtiss-Wright sold the rights to the design to three partners by the name of Frank Polito, James Patterson and Kenny Neptune who formed the Silver Streak Trailer Company and, who then simply renamed the coach the Silver Streak Clipper. After reshaping the front and rear Plexiglas windows in 1950, front and rear glass windows that actually opened became an option in late 1953. (In 1957 Pat Patterson left Silver Streak, and along with dealer Harry Lovett, formed the Streamline Trailer Co.)+This coach is a variation of an early Wally Byam design, (the father of the Airstream), which he came up with while working for Curtis ​Wright from 1937 through 1947. Just before leaving to re-form the Airstream Company which, he's actually begun in 1931. Byam was a major influence in the design of the 1946-1948 Curtis Wright Clipper. However, in 1949 Curtis ​Wright sold the rights to the design to three partners by the name of Frank Polito, James Patterson and Kenny Neptune who formed the Silver Streak Trailer Company and, who then simply renamed the coach the Silver Streak Clipper. After reshaping the front and rear Plexiglas windows in 1950, front and rear glass windows that actually opened became an option in late 1953. (In 1957 Pat Patterson left Silver Streak, and along with dealer Harry Lovett, formed the Streamline Trailer Co.)
  
 **Ad for the first Silver Streak Clipper in 1949** **Ad for the first Silver Streak Clipper in 1949**
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   * Jet 19 ft.   * Jet 19 ft.
   * Sabre 17 ft.   * Sabre 17 ft.
 +  * Prince 18 ft. (1969)
   * Sabre 19 ft.   * Sabre 19 ft.
 +  * SS210 21 ft. (1980-?)
 +  * Continental Atlas 22 ft. (1968)
 +  * Sabre 23 ft.
 +  * Atlas 26 ft.
 +  * Atlas Twin Continental 27 ft (1970)
 +  * Rocket ​ 27 ft. (1956)
 +  * Rocket ​ 28 ft.
   * Continental Supreme 28 ft.   * Continental Supreme 28 ft.
   * Luxury Liner 31 ft. (1957-58?)   * Luxury Liner 31 ft. (1957-58?)
   * Continental Supreme 34 ft.   * Continental Supreme 34 ft.
-  * Atlas Twin Continental 27 ft (1970) 
   * Deluxe Atlas   * Deluxe Atlas
-  * SS210 21 ft. (1980-?) +
-  * Prince 18 ft. (1969) +
-  * Continental Atlas 22 ft. (1968) +
-  * Rocket ​ 27" (1956)+
 ===== Interiors ===== ===== Interiors =====
   * Very little wood was used on the interiors   * Very little wood was used on the interiors
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