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Brian in Oz

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I'm in the process of casting an Atalanta mascot in bronze for my GB sedan, working from photos and a worn-out original which has the screw-threaded base. Can someone please supply a drawing or photo of how the bayonet fitting looks, because I have a 2¼-inch-diameter opening with a quick-release cap.  Also, because big dollars are involved, I can make a few more for sale if anyone is interested. I understand someone was making them in the US, but I had no luck in contacting him. My pic is of the early wax model, which is still being refined. Cheers.

 

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As you may be aware Studebaker made at least five different versions of the Atalanta. I have six including one New Old Stock in chrome and one NOS silvered. I also have a reproduction. Unfortunately all have the threaded base.

Send me a pm and I will send you pictures.

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I have a reproduction made by Steve Munts with the quick release base. Would a photo of the base help? Or measurements?

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Many thanks, studeboy and studeq--I've sent pms to you both. I can't help thinking that this mascot would cause serious road safety issues to any pedestrian who got in its way! I've hunted unsuccessfully for the patent drawings at <http://patft.uspto.gov>.Has anyone been able to access them?

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  Hello Brian. I am 99% sure that I have an atalanta with the quick release if what has been offered to you already falls through

Larry

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I found on page 8 Vol. 1  November-December No. 4 of The Antique Studebaker Review a picture of The Spirit of Atalanta.  Under the picture it states. "This silvered figure of Atalanta, princess of ancient Greek mythology adorned the radiator caps of the new 1927 Studebaker's.  This emblem of speed and grace was commissioned by Studebaker from the studio of Lorado Taft, internationally known Chicago sculptor."  I thought it was odd that this post was on here and I just picked up this old issue and found the picture.    Unable to scan the picture and place in the forum. If you would like it you can pm me your email and I will send the picture to you.

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