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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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The biggest innovation in car design was aerodynamic styling, or streamlining. Auto manufacturers modeled their new cars on the design principles of airplanes and high-speed trains. Technically, aerodynamic streamlining reduced the car's drag and resulted in better fuel economy and speed; it also diminished wind noise and made the ride smoother. Structurally, streamlining transformed distinct component frameworks into one larger framework, which resulted in a unified, welded body that merged the once-separate chassis and body. Visually, streamlining integrated the car's visible features into a more unified and flowing whole, in contrast to the odd mix of shapes and angles of earlier automobiles such as the Model T.

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