Thanx to all the respondents. It seems as if Studebaker was a big promoter of the single pane front wind shield.
I do not like Ford automobiles as a rule. However among the big three there is no doubt that the 1952 Ford had the
first standard single front wind shield in the modern era. In 1953 it became standard with Chevrolet and Chrysler.
It is very interesting though that the single pane front wind shield was around when automobiles were first built. I had seen pictures
of this phenomenon but since I focus on cars from the 1950-80 eras, I had missed that fact. Thank you all for correcting me.
(Obviously this only applies to cars and not trucks. Also other products under those lines such as Cadillac, Buick, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, DeSoto,
Plymouth, Imperial, and etc. may have had a single front window shield in 1952.
I am thinking that companies such as Nash, Hudson, Packard, and others MAY have had the single pane front wind shield in 1952.
There is information on the internet about the safety of glass and how inventors have changed it over the years but single versus
double pane seems to be considered a styling thing by many of these articles. To my simple, yet efficient mind, the re-introduction
of the single pane was a safety feature.