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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Is this the transition car between Swallow Coast and Jaguar?
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    i believe this was the first non swallow car

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    Wasn't the SS 100, originally, the Swallow Sidecars Jaguar, in which case it would be appropriate to have a Jaguar as a bonnet emblem.

    S types are coming into my price range BTW

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    Interesting...

    "William Lyons first used the Jaguar name on his SS cars in 1935. When the company name was changed from SS Cars Ltd to Jaguar Cars Ltd ten years later, the cars carried the winged Jaguar badge beneath a Jaguar’s head bonnet mascot. The famous leaping cat mascot had been designed by company draughtsman Gordon Crosby at Lyons’ behest in 1927, but was initially offered only as an optional extra. It was not until the mid-1950s that started to supplant the jaguar’s head mascot on factory cars. The head motif would re-appear on the badging, such as that used on the Jaguar 2.4 litre, and modified versions of both the leaping cat and jaguar’s head motifs remain in use by Jaguar to this day."

    "The Jaguar logo contains a hopping panther over the organization’s name, delineating speed, power and splendor of the autos created by the organization. Amid five years, the organization was assembling bodyworks for the “Austin Seven”, “Quick”, “Standard”, and “Wolseley” firms.
    In the 1931, the “Swallow Sidecar and Mentor building Company” created its first auto “SS” – these two letters were delineated on the hexagon token. In the 1935, the choice to give the new name to the firm was taken and, of 500 recommendations, “Puma” was chosen, in a respect to the way that the creature itself is an exemplification of speed, power, and excellence.
    In September of that year, the model “SS Jaguar” showed up and a token with wings lingered on its radiator. At some point later, the insignia with a puma’s head showed up. After the war, the organization stopped to utilize initials “SS”, since they alluded to Himmler’s Schutzstaffel (security troops) and acknowledged the name “Puma Cars Ltd”."

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    Gordon Crosby created some of my favourite motoring art of the pre WW2 era.I had no idea he was involved in the creation of the Jaguar motif.I recommend seeking out his work and the best collection I know of is in the Louwman museum in Den Haag.




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    Those images almost move, I'm interested how the art community viewed his work. Th old argument between illustration and art was quite heated.

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    There is a thread here on Drafting vs Cad and F. Gordon Crosby would illustrate the difference, writ large.



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    Thanks to John Meachen for alerting me.
    (Still searching for his first published cut away drawing of the BTH magneto)

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    Does the overhead light on the upper right pull up and down with the cord on a watch tackle?
    (What a great little shop! Note two drill presses, two vises and the bench grinder)


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    there's your period correct mg green btw

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    That SS100 is sure lovely.
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