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Angler-Saxon: 1921

Angler-Saxon: 1921

San Francisco, 1921. "Saxon auto and fishing boats." Another automotive brand not long for this earth. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

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The Depression was the flu epidemic of automakers

My grandfather worked for Marmon until it went under after the crash. That was a hard time for my mom's family.

Paint Your Wagon

Again, a shine not to be believed. I have yet to see a Maybach or Bentley that glows like that. Those cars, in the $300,000 range should look so good. That three hundred grand in 1921 probably equates to a nice few million today.

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are any body panel hinges or even protruding door handles on the Saxon. And a raked windshield, too! Very forward for 1921!

Those Headlights!

It almost looks as if the 1921 Saxon is sporting LED headlights! The fellow at the gunwale seems to be pointing this feature out to his pal on deck. Saxon only has another two years before its demise.

[Very possibly these; ad from March 1919 (click to enlarge). -tterrace]

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