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Catalog Number 1948.149.053
Object Name Drawing, Technical
Description Drawing of the of the Stout Scarab by William Bushnell Stout, in ink and watercolor. The driver's side of the car is show in profile, partially cut away to show two women sitting in the two of the reconfigurable seats in the passenger compartment. A man in a delivery or bellhop uniform passes a box through one of the passenger side windows. A man sits in the driver's seat. "Capacity: Six Person -- Weight 2100 lbs -- Horsepower 60 -- Tires 26x10 -- Wheelbase 130 inches," is printed below the drawing. "26" is handwritten at the center of a dimension line at the bottom of the drawing. The drawing is signed, "Stout 32," and "July 3" is handwritten near the lower right corner. "Ret. to Miss Constabl (by Stout)," is handwritten on the verso.
Artist Stout, William B.
Collection Stout, William Bushnell
Date 1932
Dimensions H-9.75 W-18.25 inches
People Stout, William Bushnell
Provenance William Bushnell Stout was born in 1880. He attended the University of Minnesota to study mechanical engineering but left the university in his second year due to eyesight problem. He married Ms. Alma Raymond in 1906.
Stout was one of the nation's aviation pioneers. His immense contributions to the industry earned him well deserved recognition. His work included development of the B-24 Bomber and the creation of one of America's first commercial airlines. He is most well known as the creator of the Stout Scarab automobile.
The majority of Stout's engineering efforts were funded and supported by Ford Company. After the war Bill merged his company with ConVair and became the director of research. William Stout died on March 20, 1956 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Search Terms Stout Scarab
Stout Engineering Laboratories
Stout Motor Car Company