This proposed motorsailer design was never built. We dug it out of our microfiche files simply to have a look. The preliminary design was generated in our Boston office in 1935.
Here is the general arrangement plan.
The client was either William Bross Lloyd who would have been 60 at the time this design was prepared, or William Bross Lloyd, Jr. who would have been 27 at the time. I'm voting on the former. If so here's a little background on him:
William Bross Lloyd, the son of Henry Demarest Lloyd, was born in 1875. His father published a series of articles (Chicago Tribune) exposing corruption in business and politics. These articles caused Lloyd to be described as America's first investigative journalist.
As a young man his parents introduced him to a lot of political figures including Jane Addams, John Peter Altgeld, Clarence Darrow, William Dean Howells and John Dewey. Lloyd also developed radical views and he joined the Socialist Party of America.
After the death of his mother, he inherited a considerable fortune. This did not change his political opinions and ran for senator on the Socialist ticket in Illinois in 1918. He was also a supporter of the Russian Revolution and in November 1918 joined the Communist Propaganda League and later the Socialist Party of America.
William Bross Lloyd died in 1946.
William Bross Lloyd