English, Photograph edition: Thomson's Motor Works in High Street, Armadale

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Thomson's Motor Works in High Street, Armadale
 
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Physical Description
  • Archival Item
  • Graphic materials
  • Image
Published
  • c1906
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Thomson's Motor Works in High Street, Armadale
Published
  • c1906
Physical Description
  • Archival Item
  • Graphic materials
  • Image
Part Of
  • Prahran Collections
Subjects
Date or Place
  • High Street, 835, Armadale
  • Thomson's Motor Works
Summary
  • [transcript of notes]
  • THE THOMSON MOTOR WORKS
  • Image published in 'City of Prahran jubilee history and illustrated handbook: South Yarra, Toorak, Malvern, etc', Melbourne: Periodicals Publishing Company, 1906 p.175. Notes can be located to accompany most of the photos by consulting the indexes at the front of the book; some of these notes are quite detailed, though the tone is usually self-congratulatory, suggesting that inclusion may have been by subscription.
  • The large motor works in High Street, Armadale (near the railway station), are a proof of what can be accomplished by Australian brains and Australian skill and pluck. Very few readers are ignorant of the fact of Mr Herbert Thomson's initial start in the motorcar trade. There is yet in his possession the pioneer car he made, and in which six years ago he, accompanied by Mr G L Holmes, essayed the difficult task of covering 493╝ miles of track between Bathurst (NSW) and Melbourne. The time taken was 56¢ hours, and we recommend everyone to peruse the interesting notes of that memorable trip, which is obtainable in booklet form from Mr Thomson. Since its inception the business has gone ahead like a bush fire. It is under the patronage of the Duke of York, Lord Brassey, and the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade. Motorcars are properly overhauled, painted, varnished, cleaned, stored, re-charged, inspected, valued or sold, and every description of fine engineering work promptly executed. Mr Herbert Thomson, who is an expert motor valuator to His Majesty's Customs, informed us that the firm was also manufacturers and direct importers of all kinds of motor vehicles, parts, accessories, etc, and repairers to the British motor car agencies. Their reputation as motor engineers, and their workshop facilities, enable them to compete on the main lines of quality and price with anyone in the trade. They are always very happy to receive visits of inspection and give trial. Tel 220, Malvern Exchange.
  • Black and white photoprint of Thomson's Motor Works in High Street, Armadale, manufacturers and importers of motor vehicles. "Motor cars are properly overhauled, painted, varnished, cleaned, stored, re-charged, inspected, valued or sold, and every description of fine engineering work promptly executed." Under the patronage of the Duke of York, Lord Brassey and the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade.
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  • Access to view items is by appointment only. See the Stonnington History Centre website for contact details.
  • According to the Australian Copyright Council, copyright has expired in photos taken prior to 1 January 1955. For photos taken after that date, copyright persists for the life of the creator plus 70 years.
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Language
  • English
Identifier
  • PH7372

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