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1915 Locomobile in Front of Hall Home


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
Photograph shows Dr. George Wesley Hall's 1915 Locomobile in front of the Hall home. A digital copy of this photo was provided by Marylou Hall as part of a presentation on her family.
Notes:
”When I was 13 years old, General Sir Sam Hughes came to our house, and I recalled his car. It was the first car I saw that had electric lights. The lights went off when the engine was turned off. Previously we used oil, then carbide with a mixture of water, turning it on and off and cleaning out the contents the next day. Then came canned gas called Prestolite turned on by a key. This was wonderful except just when needed most the pressure would get low. Lighting was not possible until a new tank was replaced on the car.”

“One time my father boasted he came home in four hours and caused many a raised eyebrow. Motoring ceased at the end of October. The car was jacked up, stored in the barn until May. As an aside, a few years later around 1919, I received my first speeding ticket near the outskirts of Scarborough. The speed 27.5 miles per hour. The limit at that time was 25. We always thought if we could go 35 mph we would be content!”

George C.R. Hall's words.
Date of Publication:
1915
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Hall, George Wesley Dr.
Donor:
Marylou Hall
Creative Commons licence:
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Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
APA
1915 Locomobile in Front of Hall Home [Photograph]. (1915). Kawartha Lakes: Kawartha Lakes Public Library. Vita Collections. Available from https://data.vitatoolkit.ca/Vita402/update1b.asp?id=3225310&number=
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1915 Locomobile in Front of Hall Home


Photograph shows Dr. George Wesley Hall's 1915 Locomobile in front of the Hall home. A digital copy of this photo was provided by Marylou Hall as part of a presentation on her family.