Monday, 2 January 2023

Tom Karen dies at 96

Like Barry Stimson, Tom Karen also died just before the end of the 2022. He was 96 years old and was probably identified more with Ogle Design than David Ogle himself, if only it was because he was in charge of the company's design department for no less than 37 years. Karen took over from the company's founder after his terrible death in 1962 (click here). I never met the man but have been been told he was a real gentleman. Although he was also an SX1000 owner and no doubt an enthusiast, he may also have been the man responsible for axing the model..? May he rest in peace never the less.

Tom Karen with his Ogle SX1000 in 1962 after he just took over as design director
Picture Jeroen Booij archive

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