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Re: My Futuro house website

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  • Robert Vincelette
    The Futuro house in Lewes is owned by Joe Hudson who was selling them until about 1977 when he sold me my Futuro House in Houston, DE. A few years ago, there
    Message 1 of 6 , Jan 5, 2013
      The Futuro house in Lewes is owned by Joe Hudson who was selling them until about 1977 when he sold me my Futuro House in Houston, DE. A few years ago, there was another Futuro house on Broadkill Beach that some simulacrum bought for the land it was on and had the Futuro destroyed to make room for a more "sociably acceptable" trailer. This act of hate for higher and more advanced forms of culture is akin to Rupert Murdoch buying the Taj Mahal to tear it down to make room for a Nascar American Idol theme park and gambling casino. (Of course, the Taj Mahal, as magnificent a masterpiece as it may be, is not as breathtaking as the Futuro; it is to the Beethoven 9th Symphony what the Futuro is to the Mahler 8th.) Please forgive the contempt this has given me for contemporary residential architecture. In South Carolina, a conservative radio talk show host who features holy roller religion read about me and saw a picture of my Futuro house and made a diatribe that Futuro houses are satanic because they destroy the property values of neighborhoods. Fortunately, nobody I know takes her seriously.
      I have learned many secrets about how to maintain and improve things in the Futuro, such as the heating system, the best way to set up an electric winch to raise and lower the hatch, and I think its upkeep needs are modest. I may have sent you pictures of my house.
      --- In futurohouse@yahoogroups.com, "futuroincanada" wrote:
      >
      > Hi,
      > Please visit http://www.futurohouse.com
      >
      > Am looking for new material all the time. If you have anything or know anyone that has anything related to the Futuro please let me know. Also interested in purchasing a Futuro if anyone has one forsale. Thanks... Len
      >
    • robvolz
      It is interesting that you are from Canada. Here is why... So all Futoros sold in Europe were manufactured in Finland by a company that is now defunct. The
      Message 2 of 6 , Jul 26, 2013
        It is interesting that you are from Canada. Here is why...

        So all Futoros sold in Europe were manufactured in Finland by a company that is now defunct. The molds they had are long gone.

        Futuro IIs were made in Philadelphia at the Futuro Plastics Company, 1200 Rittenhouse Square. Well, now that location happens to have been torn down and is now a brand new crappy apartment building.

        That leads us to Canada. You see, it was cheaper to ship molds and have houses popped off instead of making them in Finland and paying for shipping.

        But, I have yet to find who made them in Canada. They might have the original molds.

        Robert


        --- In futurohouse@yahoogroups.com, "futuroincanada" <len@...> wrote:
        >
        > Hi,
        > Please visit http://www.futurohouse.com
        >
        > Am looking for new material all the time. If you have anything or know anyone that has anything related to the Futuro please let me know. Also interested in purchasing a Futuro if anyone has one forsale. Thanks... Len
        >
      • Jay K. Jeffries
        Robert, There is an inaccuracy in what you state. While there may have been an office at Rittenhouse Square, The Futuro IIs were manufactured about 60 miles
        Message 3 of 6 , Jul 27, 2013

          Robert,

          There is an inaccuracy in what you state.  While there may have been an office at Rittenhouse Square, The Futuro IIs were manufactured about 60 miles away at a facility on Delilah Road in Pleasantville, NJ.  I started working at the location on another project just as they were completing the last unit in late summer/early fall 1973.  The molds were shipped out to parts unknown a short time thereafter.

          R/Jay

          Andros Is., Bahamas

           

           

          From: futurohouse@yahoogroups.com [mailto:futurohouse@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of robvolz
          Sent: Saturday, July 27, 2013 2:36 AM
          To: futurohouse@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: [futurohouse] Re: My Futuro house website

           

           

          It is interesting that you are from Canada. Here is why...

          So all Futoros sold in Europe were manufactured in Finland by a company that is now defunct. The molds they had are long gone.

          Futuro IIs were made in Philadelphia at the Futuro Plastics Company, 1200 Rittenhouse Square. Well, now that location happens to have been torn down and is now a brand new crappy apartment building.

          That leads us to Canada. You see, it was cheaper to ship molds and have houses popped off instead of making them in Finland and paying for shipping.

          But, I have yet to find who made them in Canada. They might have the original molds.

          Robert


        • drbarney1@juno.com
          Thank you for the additional historical details. Mr. Fruchter (who passed away a couple of years ago) sold them from his office in Rittenhouse Square. However,
          Message 4 of 6 , Jul 27, 2013
            Thank you for the additional historical details. Mr. Fruchter (who passed away a couple of years ago) sold them from his office in Rittenhouse Square. However, the factory was somewhere else. In the 1980's I met someone who used to work in that factory but I did not learn as many details as I should have. I will try to look him up again. Anything we can do to prepare the most precisely details on the history of this most important work of art will be useful for future scholars.
             
            What a tragedy that Rittenhouse Square was replaced by apartment buildings. I could never live in an apartment with all the noise from neighbors' stereos and the depressing architecture. 
            barney Vincelette
             


            ---------- Original Message ----------
            From: "Jay K. Jeffries" <bottomgun@...>
            To: <futurohouse@yahoogroups.com>
            Subject: RE: [futurohouse] Re: My Futuro house website
            Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 14:32:50 -0400

             

            Robert,

            There is an inaccuracy in what you state.  While there may have been an office at Rittenhouse Square, The Futuro IIs were manufactured about 60 miles away at a facility on Delilah Road in Pleasantville, NJ.  I started working at the location on another project just as they were completing the last unit in late summer/early fall 1973.  The molds were shipped out to parts unknown a short time thereafter.

            R/Jay

            Andros Is., Bahamas

             

             

            From: futurohouse@yahoogroups.com [mailto:futurohouse@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of robvolz
            Sent: Saturday, July 27, 2013 2:36 AM
            To: futurohouse@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: [futurohouse] Re: My Futuro house website

             

             

            It is interesting that you are from Canada. Here is why...

            So all Futoros sold in Europe were manufactured in Finland by a company that is now defunct. The molds they had are long gone.

            Futuro IIs were made in Philadelphia at the Futuro Plastics Company, 1200 Rittenhouse Square. Well, now that location happens to have been torn down and is now a brand new crappy apartment building.

            That leads us to Canada. You see, it was cheaper to ship molds and have houses popped off instead of making them in Finland and paying for shipping.

            But, I have yet to find who made them in Canada. They might have the original molds.

            Robert


             

             



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          • robvolz
            You sir are correct. I was more talking about the differences between the Euro versions and the US versions. Futuro Plastics was only an office, not where they
            Message 5 of 6 , Jul 27, 2013
              You sir are correct.

              I was more talking about the differences between the Euro versions and the US versions.

              Futuro Plastics was only an office, not where they were made.



              --- In futurohouse@yahoogroups.com, "Jay K. Jeffries" <bottomgun@...> wrote:
              >
              > Robert,
              >
              > There is an inaccuracy in what you state. While there may have been an
              > office at Rittenhouse Square, The Futuro IIs were manufactured about 60
              > miles away at a facility on Delilah Road in Pleasantville, NJ. I started
              > working at the location on another project just as they were completing the
              > last unit in late summer/early fall 1973. The molds were shipped out to
              > parts unknown a short time thereafter.
              >
              > R/Jay
              >
              > Andros Is., Bahamas
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              > From: futurohouse@yahoogroups.com [mailto:futurohouse@yahoogroups.com] On
              > Behalf Of robvolz
              > Sent: Saturday, July 27, 2013 2:36 AM
              > To: futurohouse@yahoogroups.com
              > Subject: [futurohouse] Re: My Futuro house website
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              > It is interesting that you are from Canada. Here is why...
              >
              > So all Futoros sold in Europe were manufactured in Finland by a company that
              > is now defunct. The molds they had are long gone.
              >
              > Futuro IIs were made in Philadelphia at the Futuro Plastics Company, 1200
              > Rittenhouse Square. Well, now that location happens to have been torn down
              > and is now a brand new crappy apartment building.
              >
              > That leads us to Canada. You see, it was cheaper to ship molds and have
              > houses popped off instead of making them in Finland and paying for shipping.
              >
              >
              > But, I have yet to find who made them in Canada. They might have the
              > original molds.
              >
              > Robert
              >
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