1936 Packard Data plate- which one do you have?

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dgpnaples
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1936 Packard Data plate- which one do you have?

Post by dgpnaples » Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:42 pm

I am asking anyone on the Forum to tell me if the data plate in 1936 stated the following: Twelve Hundred Fifty United States Patents or Twelve Hundred United Sates Patents. Maybe someone can look at their 36 Packard and take a picture.

I have been told two different answers today from the same person:

"The 36 plate says "twelve hundred fifty patents" instead of "thirteen hundred and fifty patents. Otherwise, they are the same".

or

"1200 is correct. The 37 was 1250".

Flackmaster this is one for you to answer. Thanks in advance, Dean.
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Re: 1936 Packard Data plate- which one do you have?

Post by Dave Czirr » Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:09 am

The Packard identification and patent plates have been thoroughly researched and there is a privately published study of them which has been made available to some within the hobby, and I'm fortunate to have a copy. 1936 began with what is known to those who seriously study these plates as "Style Q" which in the text listed 1200 patents. During the 14th Series there was a running change to what we now call Style R which listed 1350 patents. Style R continued on thru the 15th Series.

When you next get to the Packard Proving Grounds, there is now a major display with examples of approximately 25 different style plates used by Packard.

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Re: 1936 Packard Data plate- which one do you have?

Post by dgpnaples » Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:08 pm

Thank you Dave

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