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Author Topic: BUBBLENOSE BEAUTY  (Read 111 times)

JJG

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BUBBLENOSE BEAUTY
« on: July 13, 2018, 11:19:27 PM »
Here is a 1955 Freightliner Bubblenose taken @ ATHS Yakima WA show in 2013


Fever.....ah, yeah :)

Jim
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BUBBLENOSE BEAUTY
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james j neiweem

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Re: BUBBLENOSE BEAUTY
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2018, 07:26:38 AM »
Nice bubble nose. Who was the first to use the "bubblenose" nickname Peterbilt or Freightliner. KW's were "bullnoses", Mack's "cherry pickers, IH's were "highbinders" and "emeryvilles", GM's were "cannonballs" and "crackerboxes", Whites were "japaneese freihtliners"

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Re: BUBBLENOSE BEAUTY
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2018, 12:08:32 PM »
JJG - jjn - Lodge Members -

The query about "bubblenose" informal label is a "Tales Of The Old West" story, part of "Corn Flakes" history.
From the Wayback Machine, consider that into the late 1930s CF (Portland OR) with a close relationship with
FAGEOL (Oakland CA). The latter went backrupt and closed ca. 1938. There were some late production
COE units with appearance of later CF Freightliner. The first CF unit appeared ca. 1940...

The FAGEOL business gone post 1938. Its Oakland plant and much of tooling and so on acquired by, and served
as a starting point for PETERBILT. Otherwise to state it? Had it not been for the FAGEOL bankruptcy, there
would have been little reason for FREIGHTLINER? A CF History, "Never Stand Still" (1999) explains much
of all of it, as well as other published sources...


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Re: BUBBLENOSE BEAUTY
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