1950 M System “Suburbanite” 33
Found in the desert southwest, available on the east coast as a prop
We found this rare 1950 M System in the desert in New Mexico, with many of her original owner's belongings still taking up space in the closets and medicine cabinets. We swear this one has the best patina we've ever seen on a trailer, or any vehicle of any kind.
The M System company was founded in 1935 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, but it wasn't until 1949 and 1950 that they built this 33-foot long model, cheerfully called the "Suburbanite." Some of its new features included a full bath and curved "Hollywood" windows in the front. (Unlike the plexiglass Hollywood windows on Spartan trailers of the same era, the M System's curving windows were made with glass.) A one-bedroom configuration was introduced in 1950, with a larger kitchen, bathroom and rear bedroom.
This one-bedroom example is remarkably well preserved inside and out, though definitely long-neglected. Having found prescription bottles in the medicine cabinet from 1964, along with many other period artifacts, we believe she hadn't been used as a live-in trailer for over 50 years. A remarkable find.
With such amazing patina, we're going to push restoration on this one back to the end of the line and prioritize it as a prop for film, still and digital creative.