The Mallard .... by the numbers

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Re: The Mallard .... by the numbers

Postby Manecas » Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:34 am

Gentlemen, good evening.
Just HAD to share this photograph, could this be J3, the one model with no photos yet showing?!
It is an amazing picture, isnt it? Although I love vintage cars,
I would have preferred a complete view of the aircraft!;)
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http://transpressnz.blogspot.pt/2012/01 ... wagon.html
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Re: The Mallard .... by the numbers

Postby dogsbody » Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:12 pm

Nice picture. Thanks for posting.


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Re: The Mallard .... by the numbers

Postby Rajay » Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:17 pm

I don't get the fascination or interest in "woody" cars. They had to be less durable or safe than ones with a car body made completely out of steel, especially back in that day when they didn't try so hard to lighten everything to save gas. Also had to be more difficult to maintain the finishes, etc.
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Re: The Mallard .... by the numbers

Postby MrWidgeon » Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:13 pm

This shot popped up on a Facebook page I used to be on about a year ago.
I'm 99.999% sure it's J-3, NC2941.
I have another shot of J-3 in the background of another photo and it was painted just like this airplane.
Furthermore, it was owned by Dearborn Motors Co., a Ford/Lincoln distributor in Dearborn Michigan.
It was lost in a crash at Charlotte, North Carolina in May, 1950.
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Re: The Mallard .... by the numbers

Postby Manecas » Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:02 pm

Well, though not really a photo, allow me to share with you gentlemen this fine print,
purchased two months ago, an original vintage item portraying this particular aircraft.
I should have it framed soon.
Best regards,
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Re: The Mallard .... by the numbers

Postby MrWidgeon » Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:03 pm

One of Wayne Davis' beautiful paintings, I have a couple of them.
That one looks to be in great shape.

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Re: The Mallard .... by the numbers

Postby Manecas » Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:03 pm

It is Bill, I only got to know the meaning of this print when I also received the book, "The Enduring Classic".
So it means a lot to me, quite a collectbale piece!;)
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