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Q: Who created the first sunroof / moon roof? ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Who created the first sunroof / moon roof?
Category: Sports and Recreation > Automotive
Asked by: karimlakhani-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 07 Nov 2005 07:46 PST
Expires: 07 Dec 2005 07:46 PST
Question ID: 590103
I am looking to find out the story of the first sunroof or moonroof. 
Who first took a hacksaw to their car roof to 'open it up' a bit? A
short history of the sun/moonroof, basically. Not really about a
company, but the people.

Request for Question Clarification by tlspiegel-ga on 07 Nov 2005 10:32 PST
Hi karimlakhani,

If my findings are satisfactory, please let me know and I will post
this information as the official answer to your question.

(cached page)

"I asked about Hollandia and was told it is a Dutch company that
actually owns the patents and invented the sunroof. They've been
around since the stage coach era and first created vent openings for
stage coaches that became the basis for the sunroof idea."


Best regards,

Clarification of Question by karimlakhani-ga on 07 Nov 2005 10:56 PST
I am actually looking for more precise proof as to who's idea it was
in the first place to put a hole in the roof - patents aside...

Request for Question Clarification by czh-ga on 07 Nov 2005 11:59 PST
Hello karimlakhani-ga,

There seems to be pretty good evidence that Webasto, a German company,
invented the first car with an open roof in the 1930's and came up
with the first electrically retractable sunroof in the early 1960's. I
can't tell whether this information is what you're looking for or if
you want the name of the specific person who came up with the idea.

Finding the name of the individual may be impossible. It may not have
been an individual idea but the evolution of a concept that was
implemented by a succession of design teams. No one seems to have
claimed or been given credit as the individual who created the sun

Please let me know if the information I've found is sufficient. Thanks.

~ czh ~
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