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Decorations on the cars that cost the lives of

The most famous is called the Spirit of Ecstasy adorns the cars of the brand Rolls-Royce since the beginning of the 1900s. It was designed by Charles Sykes, who modeled it after a friend's private secretary and mistress: Eleanor Thornton.

But when the decades rolled on, and it become the 1950s there was a persistent, angry group who wanted to remove the ornaments. It was the doctors. They saw what damage these kylarprydnader caused by påkörningar of vulnerable road users.

started to clean the campaign to get rid of everything that stuck out from the cars; everything that could kill and harm. Nevertheless, at this time the number of car models with a dangerous decoration in the front is reduced compared with the greatness of the island until the 1940s.

In Expressen in February is what it sounds like in the beginning of 1956:

”the Battle against the deadly accessory of the car is still in a preliminary stage, but läkarrapporterna speak their language on the campaign's necessity.”

Further down in the text it says if ”the car unnecessarily aggressive assault gun”, yes, if ”weapon”.

Packard from 1954 with kylarprydnad. Photo: ERICH stringent than

can the newspapers report that ”legislation is being prepared”.

the DN can be in april the same year a report:

”the Chamber took without debate utskottsutlåtandet which recommends legislation against dangerous kylarprydnader...”

the Legislation it will be. From the 1 January 1959 must not new cars marketed with dangerous kylarprydnader.

And a year later, on 1 January 1960, the ban is on all cars.

Expressen notes contentedly in december 1959: ”Kylarprydnadernas days are numbered.”

that there is compensation in the form of, for example, the Mercedes-Benz folding star and Austin kylarprydnad in the soft plastic.

the DN thrives in the december 1959 also with the law. ”Midnattsslaget the night of January 1, 1960 means death to the dangerous kylarprydnaderna.”

In January-February are kindly requested DN:s readers to send deleted kylarprydnader in something that must be considered as a competition of who can show up the most dangerous.

It is clear that the doctors and the parliament had the right of kylarprydnaderna. But if the look on the old-time cars, so surely there is something stylish and magnificent, with long hoods that are adorned with fantastically designed small statuettes.

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