Building a small wooden-framed station wagon body, 17 December 1947

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Building a small wooden-framed station wagon body, 17 December 1947, Sam Hood, from nitrate film negativeHome and Away - 11503https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/93Qpdao1/0AVl83Dl5axm13851

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 27/Jul/2022 06:32:38

    A Woody!

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    Blue Mountains Library, Local Studies

    • 28/Jul/2022 04:14:18

    Now that's real coach work - thenewswheel.com/wacky-woodies-how-did-wood-paneled-cars-... Hastings Deering Pty Ltd, a private company which he set up in 1935, became the sole metropolitan distributor for the Ford Motor Co. Interested in architecture and classics, Deering oversaw the design of the company's spectacular head office on the corner of William and Crown streets. The Art Deco building had six storeys linked by a system of one-way, concrete ramps for cars. At one stage he was the largest individual Ford dealer in the world, handling 7000 new and 12,000 used cars a year. A keen photographer, Deering supervised advertising campaigns and his company's monthly magazine for which he wrote a column, 'Faith in the Future'. He was 6 ft 2 ins (188 cm) tall and weighed 17 stone (108 kg); he was known to his friends as Hastings; he liked smoking a pipe, racing cars and trout-fishing. Deering often told his staff: 'You can buy expertise, but you can't buy loyalty'. He kept a penthouse atop the company headquarters in William Street, a home at Homebush, a 70-acre (28 ha) farm at Castle Hill and a holiday house in the Blue Mountains. Survived by his wife, Deering died of cardiac disease on 16 June 1965 at Homebush and was cremated. His estate was sworn for probate at £581,544, much of which he left to his secretary and members of his corporate staff. adb.anu.edu.au/biography/deering-harold-hastings-9942

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    State Library of NSW

    • 10/Aug/2022 23:32:49

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/blue_mountains_library_-_local_studies 👍