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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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No one knows exactly who devised the automobile trailer, but everyone who participated in the mass movement onto the highways in the early 1920s remembered the ugly, ungainly, lopsided wooden boxes. Not only did trailers look, as one commentator put it, "like outhouses on wheels," they were relatively rare. Then overnight, it seemed, the public bought trailers. All over the United States improved, streamlined, metallic trailers rolled onto the highways. Time reported in its 15 June 1936 issue that trailer manufacturing had become the fastest-growing industry in the United States. Reporting that between three hundred and two thousand companies manufactured trailers, Time explained that producers were working overtime to meet the burgeoning demand. "Since 1933 demand for trailers has at least trebled every year. . . . Last week Covered Wagon Co. of Mt. Clemens, Michigan, the largest manufacturer in the business, doubled the size of its paint shop...

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