Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/08

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Subject: [Leica] Iiconic Names
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Wed Sep 8 17:47:46 2004

Well I?d call the apex the Avanti, but what the heck.. ;-)

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Marc James Small
Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2004 8:29 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: RE: [Leica] Iiconic Names

At 10:37 AM 9/8/04 -0400, B. D. Colen wrote:
>And don't forget he also designed the Studebaker Avanti, the Pensy GG1 
>electric locomotive, and the Coke, or was it Pepsi bottle. Speaking of 
>icons. ;-)


It was the wasp-waist Coke bottle.  His team also designed that standard
US government office building of the 1930's and in three sizes, to boot,
and hundreds of them were constructed.  And, of course, the apex of his
career came when he designed the Sunbeam Alpine sports car in 1959.

To draw us back to photography, the O Winston Link Photography Museum is
now located less than a mile from my "non-disclosed bunker" location,
here in Roanoke, Virginia -- and it is in the old Norfolk & Western
Passenger Terminal, arguably one of the Loewy's finest designs.  It is
immediately next to the Hotel Roanoke, so y'all come and visit, ya'
hear?  And call Homeland Security when you visit, so they can tell me
you're in town, and we can meet, probably down in the lower levels of
the Salt Mines south of here a bit.

Marc (who owns a gently-rusting and non-running 1967 Sunbeam Alpine V)  FAX:  +540/343-7315
Cha robh b?s fir gun ghr?s fir!

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