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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Guaranty Storage: 1928

Guaranty Storage: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Guaranty Storage Co. truck." Guaranty guarantees to lay not a scratch on your furniture, but the van is another matter. Added attraction here: turnbuckle stars! National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Black and White

Truck chassis was built by the White Motor Co.

The scratches

are probably from tree branches.

Turnbuckles

You don't see turnbuckle stars every day, and the antenna was a nice find as well.

Is that a Packard truck?

Learned Something New: "Turnbuckle Stars"

Well, thank you Dave and Shorpy! I thought I knew a little bit about vintage construction, but--though there's a name for everything--I never knew what those spectial ornamental masonry washers were called.

For those of you looking for modern reproductions, they're only a mouse-click away:

http://www.thecasthouse.com/Wall%20Washer%20page.htm

Who knew?

Is the windshield made of safety glass?

Of course not. The accidents had in vehicles of that vintage were ghastly, grisly matters. And the audio systems stank!

Stars

Not only that, but it looks like "Wireless" Vinny Brennan lives
here too.

http://www.shorpy.com/node/7322?size=_original

 
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