Farmall H, HV & Super H, 1939-1954
Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:44 pm
Saw an article on the Farmall H in Hemming's Motor News.
It said the IH emblem was a representation of a guy on a tractor.
Does anyone know if this is a known fact or an urban legend?
Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:58 pm
Don't know makes sense
Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:01 pm
I've heard it, and accepted it as fact, since it sure looks like a guy on an H to me.......
We need a pic of EJP on his H from a perfect front angle to decide for sure, I guess......
Probably Jim or Ken knows.....
Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:08 pm
I believe Raymond Lowery(sp?) designed that logo for IH. I have always taken it as fact.
Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:17 pm
Thats what I heard too, makes sense to me so I believe it.
Wed Nov 08, 2006 3:08 pm
The designer was Raymond Loewy. He designed many industrial logos and many logos that you would recognize today.
The IH design being representative of a man on a tractor is pretty much the accepted opinion.
If you run a web search, you will find Loewy's "official" website here:
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