IOTW no.368

By February 2, 2017IOTW

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1930 Minor Fabric Saloon

This snapshot image of a mid-1930 Manchester registered car (VR 8409) has little to commend it as it is typical of so many ‘car and their owner’ shots of the period. It was during the tail-end of the twenties decade and throughout the thirties that car ownership became far more widespread – while still bestowing a certain cachet upon the owner resulting in the plethora of similar images to be found today on eBay and elsewhere. In this photo the car may well have been owned by a company who provided it for their ‘commercial traveler’ or sales representative. The be-suited man leaning against the Fabric Saloon certainly has that appearance and even carries a pen and pencil in his waistcoat breast pocket.

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