Airstream

America's World Traveler

Author: Patrick Foster

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760349991

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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"Airstream: 80 Years of America's World Traveler is a comprehensive history of the Airstream company, fully illustrated and informed with the assistance of the Airstream company."--
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Kenosha's Jeffery & Rambler Automobiles

Author: Patrick Foster

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439664587

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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The Thomas B. Jeffery Company existed as an automobile maker from 1902 to 1916 and in that short span created a corporate foundation that would lead to successor firms Nash Motors, Nash-Kelvinator, American Motors, and Jeep. Thomas Jeffery named his automobile the Rambler, after the popular bicycles he manufactured prior to his car venture. The Rambler was a car of outstanding quality and reliability. From its first showing in Chicago in 1902, the Rambler stood out as an unusual value for the money. That reputation carried over when Tom Jeffery's son and successor Charles decided to change the car's name to Jeffery in honor of his late father. In 1916, Charles Nash, then president of General Motors, resigned his position and purchased the Thomas B. Jeffery firm, renaming it the Nash Motors Company. Before long, an all-new Nash car was introduced, and the Jeffery brand faded away. Nash went on to become one of the largest of the American independent automakers.
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International Directory of Company Histories

Author: Tina Grant

Publisher: St James Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 730

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Multi-volume major reference work bringing together histories of companies that are a leading influence in a particular industry or geographic location. For students, job candidates, business executives, historians and investors.
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Wanderlust

Airstream at 75

Author: Russ Banham

Publisher: Airstream

ISBN: 9780615138077

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

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Founded by Wally Byam in the 1930s, Airstream became America's premier manufacturer of travel trailers, instantly recognizable by their distinctive design and signature use of aluminum and rivets. WANDERLUST, produced by Airstream to commemorate its 75th anniversary, reveals the fascinating history and highlights of the company from its early days to the present and includes details of the famous Airstream caravans around the world as well as reminiscences from caravaners today. Rare photographs and ephemera from the Airstream archives provide a visual complement to the book's engaging text. Also featured are sections on the trailer's role in film and media, relevance in American culture and lifestyle, and a section on the company today. The Airstream is the camper travelers dream of well before their purchase and its endurance in the market is matched by the fact that 65% of the trailers ever made are still on the road.
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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

Author: Paul Graves-Brown,Rodney Harrison,Angela Piccini

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191663956

Category: Social Science

Page: 864

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It has been clear for many years that the ways in which archaeology is practised have been a direct product of a particular set of social, cultural, and historical circumstances - archaeology is always carried out in the present. More recently, however, many have begun to consider how archaeological techniques might be used to reflect more directly on the contemporary world itself: how we might undertake archaeologies of, as well as in the present. This Handbook is the first comprehensive survey of an exciting and rapidly expanding sub-field and provides an authoritative overview of the newly emerging focus on the archaeology of the present and recent past. In addition to detailed archaeological case studies, it includes essays by scholars working on the relationships of different disciplines to the archaeology of the contemporary world, including anthropology, psychology, philosophy, historical geography, science and technology studies, communications and media, ethnoarchaeology, forensic archaeology, sociology, film, performance, and contemporary art. This volume seeks to explore the boundaries of an emerging sub-discipline, to develop a tool-kit of concepts and methods which are applicable to this new field, and to suggest important future trajectories for research. It makes a significant intervention by drawing together scholars working on a broad range of themes, approaches, methods, and case studies from diverse contexts in different parts of the world, which have not previously been considered collectively.
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