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1940 Crocker article
« on: May 11, 2022, 03:10:01 AM »

Not those "Crockers" but the actual Crockers. see if this works.....








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Re: 1940 Crocker article
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2022, 03:11:21 AM »







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Re: 1940 Crocker article
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2022, 11:29:57 AM »
Thanks for posting.

A lot of good info on those draft registration cards, like Al Crocker's home address in South Pasadena. I lived in Pasadena for three years in the 1980s, and it would have been fun to do a walk-past back then.

The Crocker factory address on the card - 1346 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles - also currently has an art-deco-looking brick building. Good stuff.

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Re: 1940 Crocker article
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2022, 09:12:59 PM »
Bigsby used to make guitars and is credited with inventing the whammy bar (tremolo arm) too.

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Re: 1940 Crocker article
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2022, 02:50:04 AM »
Motorcycles to guitars... that's impressive! https://www.bigsby.com/about/history/

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Re: 1940 Crocker article
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2022, 06:10:33 AM »

Crocker factory employee list can be found on ancestry.com or similar sites

https://www.fold3.com/search?docQuery=(keywords:crocker+motorcycle)

Ramos, Lilge, Ellison, Pierce, Cameron, Duvick, Nathan, Procetto.
Also, Woodrow Wilson Mount (1917), Eugene Alexander Rhyne (1907) and Paul Adelbert Bigsby (1899)

Previous employees of the Crocker factory left in 1939 after V-twin production came to a halt. Their draft cards are available also.

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Re: 1940 Crocker article
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2022, 07:14:46 AM »
"Woodrow Wilson Mount" is a good name, combining a President "Woodrow Wilson" with local geography - "Mount Wilson" looms over the San Gabriel Valley. Bet he got ribbed at school!

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