1959 Models



On the exterior of the '59 Atlas FORTY-TWO--TEN rig was a neat front-end flower box. Typical of the Space Age era, the unit was also built with a sweeping "sky roof", accentuated by futuristic angles in the body design.
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The Atlas FORTY-TWO--TEN featured a spacious front kitchen, "studio-styled" living room and even a space for an automatic washer (this still being a deluxe mobile home feature). The most unique aspect of this Space Age house trailer was the split bathroom / bedroom arrangement in the rear. 
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Michigan's Detroiter Mobile Homes company was known throughout the industry for producing a high-quality product. The prestigious PONTIAC CHIEF model came in eight different floor plans. All homes were 10 feet in width, in lengths of 41, 46 or 51 feet.
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The PONTIAC CHIEF 51 Footer -with front kitchen- featured three bedrooms which were situated along a front side hallway. Most house trailers of the late '50s were still being built with "walk-thru" bedrooms and baths.
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2 comments:

  1. Jo posted on April 7, 2015 at 3:25 PM

    I'm now the proud owner of a vintage 1959 Detroiter "Atlas" model one bedroom (floorplan is similar to the Chief but only one bedroom), center bath, living room kitchen in the front. I love it. It was built while I was still in High School. It's a very comfortable fit for me. I now own a vintage 1974 Airstream Excella 500 and this one. Happy as a clam. Thank you Detroiter & Airstream for great mobiles/trailers/RV's.

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  2. The Curator posted on April 9, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    Jo,
    Thanks so much for perusing and posting. Cheers.

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