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  • mrcooby
    The 39-through- 42 caps were all, I believe, identical ... high-domed with the Crosley Corporation lightning-bolt logo embossed in blue. From 1946 the domed
    Message 1 of 6 , Dec 22, 2007
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      The '39-through-'42
      caps were all, I
      believe, identical ...
      high-domed with the
      Crosley Corporation
      lightning-bolt logo
      embossed in blue. From
      1946 the domed
      configuration remained
      but with the new
      Crosley Motors logo,
      the familiar forward-
      slanting Italic
      lettering embossed in
      red with the Indian
      arrow running through.
      At this point the
      actual chronology
      becomes murky; no doubt
      because of the curb-
      abrasion problems,
      there was a running
      change about 1949(?) to
      low-dome caps but with
      the arrow-logo
      continuing on. (These
      are quite common.)
      Towards the end of
      production, the Italic
      lettering remained but
      the arrow disappeared,
      replaced by two
      speedlines, reputedly
      but unverifiably at the
      request of TWA.

      (A footnote: in "The
      Crystal Ball" (1943),
      there is a closeup of
      Ray Milland's driver-
      side rear hubcap, and
      it's already got curb
      rash. On the driver's
      side!)

      =Lou Rugani=

      ////////////////////////

      Robert Kirk
      <kirkbrit@...> wrote:
      >
      > those
      > were stamped with
      both
      > the arrow-script logo
      > and the
      > later 'speedline'
      logo.
      >
      > Lew, if I read you
      correctly the arrow
      script was the original
      and included, as my
      failing memory recalls,
      a segmented or multi
      broken arrow. The
      speedline is what we
      find on most post war
      models. Have you any
      idea when the change
      occured? I think we
      need to speak and I
      can't easily find your
      number. How about a
      direct contact via
      email.
      > THANKS
      > RK
      >
      >
      > Regards,
      > Robert Kirk
      > www.kirks-auto.com
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