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Old Jul 18, 2009, 8:43 PM   #1
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A friend of mine has a collection of mint antique cars. He even has a full-time mechanic to tend to his fleet of 27 automobiles from the 1920's through the 1950's.

In the 1920's and 1930's some of the luxury car makers commissioned artists to create chrome and/or glass ornaments to place on the hood of their autos.

Here is an example from a 1937 (I think) Packard. First, the car, looking head on.
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Old Jul 18, 2009, 8:44 PM   #2
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Now the ornament...a glass rooster!
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Old Jul 19, 2009, 4:33 AM   #3
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Nice one Walter!

It was good you could show us first the front shot of the whole car, then the close up of the ornament. Very interesting of the designers / manufacturers of the day to choose a rooster for that grand looking car.

I'm not a huge fan of old / vintage cars, but I have to admit some of the details are quite interesting! Thanks for sharing.

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Nice one! That is very cool!
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