Re: Nissen vrs Nissan
Stephen Percy Larcombe
This book gives a good run down on the history of semi-circle huts: Quonset Hut Metal Living for a Modern Age by Julie Decker and Chris Chiei
I had also been in contact with the historical society at Quonset in the USA, and get a set of drawing and construction plans when I erected an old 40x100 foot hut.
From: LRRSA@... on behalf of 'Iain Stuart' iain_stuart@... [LRRSA]
Sent: Sunday, 18 December 2016 1:28 AM
Subject: [LRRSA] Nissen vrs Nissan
Having finally got the latest LR, (loved the cover BTW) I note in the letters page the question of Nissen vrs Nissan has arisen. As an author of some papers on the history of Nissan and Quonset huts I think this error is more a determined effort from MS Word to correct to the wrong spelling. Even though I added the correct word into my custom directory Word still kept changing.
If members are interested I have written two papers on huts which are available on-line at Academia (https://sydney.academia.edu/IainStuart ).
Dr Iain Stuart
P.O. Box 2397