Item NMC/0736E - Photograph of a catamaran

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Photograph of a catamaran


  • c1950s (Creation)

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One of 15 images documenting a catamaran under sail. The design was built by a firm in the Airdrie area.

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(fl c1950s)

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Ian C Bridges was professor of naval architecture at The Royal College of Science and Technology, later the University of Strathclyde. He assisted Jimmy Goodchild in his design for an improved catamaran which was built by a firm in the Airdrie area.

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(fl c1950s-1980s)

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Dip.Ind. Design (London), A.S.I.A.D. Jimmy Goodchild studied at the Central School in London after WW2 and was taught by Douglas Scott who had worked for Raymond Loewy, a founding father of the discipline (in the USA). Goodchild worked at The Glasgow School of Art from the 1950s to the 1980s. He was Assistant: Design & Crafts (Industrial Design) 1950/51; Lecturer: Design (Product Design) 1978/79; Visiting Lecturer: First Year Studies 1980-82. Goodchild, who had a long association with the Industrial and Product Design departments, retired in 1982. It’s understood that the Industrial Design course began with Goodchild’s appointment in 1950. He taught GSA Director Dugald Cameron.

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Robert Izatt, 19.02.2003.

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One of 15 black, white and sepia photographs

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