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History Maggini Motor Car Co. of San Francisco

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, May 25, 2017.

  1. Jive-Bomber
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    Maggini Motor Car Co. of San Francisco


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  2. I somewhat remember that pics of one these Ford Dealership Model 18 / Model B chassis demonstration scale models was posted here on the H.A.M.B..

    I'm not sure if the HAMBer owned it ... or if it was in someone else's private collection ... or if it was in an Automotive Museum.

    Nonetheless ... Yes, it would be very cool to find one of those now!
    Last edited: May 25, 2017
  3. 85 years later ... and both the Maggini Motor Car Co. and the L.C. Firestine dealership locations are now grocery stores:

    123 Jackson St San Francisco (February 2017).JPG
    123 Jackson St San Francisco, CA

    6300 College Ave. Oakland-Berkeley, CA (Dec 2016).JPG 6302 College Ave Oakland-Berkeley, CA (Dec 2016).JPG
    6300 College Ave Oakland (now Berkeley), CA
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  4. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
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    It looks like the L.C. Firestine building has survived admirably, Maggini's not so much :-(
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  5. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
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    Rusty O'Toole

    I took the clear hood for Plexiglass but didn't think Plexi was available before 1938 or 39. Could it be moulded glass?
  6. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,095


    wow, fancy S. F. dealership, very exciting
  7. kinda like the hats....
  8. shmoozo
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 672

    from Media, PA

    You're apparently close to right about the date of Plexiglass being first marketed. Seems it was in 1937.

    The history of acrylic | Cut Plastic

    I don't know if there was any alternative other than actual glass of some sort in 1932.
  9. Side curtains were available for open cars, the 'hood' is probably made out of whatever they used for windows in the curtains....
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  10. HRS
    Joined: Nov 7, 2008
    Posts: 361


    Right over Fish Ranch it....
  11. May be what was called Isinglass or Mica back then.


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