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Streamlining became a fashion statement in the 1930s in vehicle design, even when it wasn't particularly necessary.

Streamlining often went well with "modern" Art Deco designs, and with the arm of Art Deco that focused on futuristic-looking styling and industrial design that suggested that the item had been produced by engineers to meet some sort of incredibly demeding design brief, as opposed to being something made out of right-angles that a hobbyist or old-fashioned Victorian engineer might be able to devise and knock together.

Because the new shapes were difficult to produce unless one had specialist tools, and had clean lines and lacked fussy ornament, streamlining (Like Art Deco) also spoke to the modern idea of industrial mass-production.


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