On Mon, May 6, 2019 at 07:05 AM, Tim O'Connor wrote:
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When did Hutchins adopt this style, with the two raised "ribs" instead
of just one?
On 5/6/2019 6:47 AM, Bill Welch wrote:
Indeed Tom yes the classic and in its time the ubiquitous Hutchins roof.
Likely never, since it doesn't appear to be a Hutchins product. Best match I find is the Chicago-Cleveland "Climax" roof illustrated in the 1931 CBC. Note it's a circular style roof. The equivalent Hutchins product was their "Camber" roof, illustrated in the same source. It had a series of short ribs at a 45* angle in the panels.