For the record, I was not there at Chris-Craft during the war time in the mid 1940’s. Not sure if even I was a thought in my parents minds. Most likely not. But as an ad person for close to 40 years, sometimes you can look at ads and tell whats going on at a glance. So it’s with that arm chair knowledge that I will pontificate on the subject. Notice I am using big words to add credibility.
So as you see ads from the mid wartime for Chris Craft it’s interesting to see that they were having a bit of a logo ID issue. They were not sure what to use. Not the Pre War Logo, and not the Post War logo used today. They kinda were all over the place. Which would have caused the marking conscious team at Chris Craft great pain, not to mention Copyright and trademark lawyers.
You can see during the war, it was just regular type, and later a more scripted look, and then a fat version of the later logo. Not sure what this all means, other than we have just about covered every topic on the planet, many times, including toilets and yes. Kitchen Sinks.
So you may think I am nuts. Which is true. But from 1947-1952 should there be a fat Post War Logo? See the difference?
To add to the confusion. Here is a factory image of a 1948?1949 Logo on the side of a 25 Sportsman. Now, Note the t in Craft and how it extends? This makes my head hurt.
So? Anyone have a 100% original 1946-50 boat? Photo of side to see what was put on boats as decals?