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Old 16th December 2010, 03:23   #196
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Here are a couple of pics of the Sunbeam Talbot (4 cylinder) that's undergoing a paint job in Bumpu's workshop.

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Here are a couple of pics of the Sunbeam Talbot (4 cylinder) that's undergoing a paint job in Bumpu's workshop.

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Not just a paint job, there was some work on the transmission done as well.
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Indrojit: Viewing the thread is a treat for old car lovers.Attention to every detail is taken care of and the restorations are among the finest.
Thanks for all the pictures posted. Do keep on posting more and more information with pictures.
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Indrojit: Viewing the thread is a treat for old car lovers.Attention to every detail is taken care of and the restorations are among the finest.
Thanks for all the pictures posted. Do keep on posting more and more information with pictures.
Thank you sir, please feel free to ask any questions or give any suggestions. There is always a scope for improvement.
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Whats that Rover dong in the background, is it the same one that was there sometime ago?
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Whats that Rover dong in the background, is it the same one that was there sometime ago?
Yes its the same car.
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Three of the Cars Bumpu had done up that were at the Tolly Car Show.
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This green Beetle is what I drove this year to the Tolly Display and am again driving the same car next year in January. It's no ordinary Beetle, but a 1300 "S", with a 1600 cc engine, special steel rims and disc brakes in front. Great car.

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I was into bumpu's yesterday to fit up a new, old stock carb on my Fiat 1100 WBF-1, what a difference!

Thses are a few photos I took, one is his home "guard" dog.
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I was into bumpu's yesterday to fit up a new, old stock carb on my Fiat 1100 WBF-1, what a difference!

Thses are a few photos I took, one is his home "guard" dog.
Hope to visit the garage one day.I have sighted the same beautiful VW Beetle in Gariahat many a time during my trips to Kolkata.
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Stopped by Bumpu's last week to see about a few things WBF-1 needs to be sorted out. Tried to take a few good photos but the camera and time of day weren't so good.

A few projects have been hanging around for want of parts and perhaps funds, but saw a very nice 1924 Austin that was "looking good". Didn't know that they made such a large sedan, it should be very impressive when finished.
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A few projects have been hanging around for want of parts and perhaps funds, but saw a very nice 1924 Austin that was "looking good". Didn't know that they made such a large sedan, it should be very impressive when finished.
Austin made 7-seater Limos well into the 1930's. Are you sure that this is 1924?

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Austin made 7-seater Limos well into the 1930's. Are you sure that this is 1924?

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Haritji, I've seen the car in person and is identical to the ones in the photos I've attached, artillery wheels et all. Searching on the net shows that the saloon on the Austin 12/4 was first introduced in 1924 and was called the Windsor saloon so it is possible. Though few were made in 1924 and most from 1926 onwards.


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Folks, a little OT with your permission, does anyone have experience of this store called HALL & ANDERSON

I have found a piece of furniture from this store at my place, and am trying to put some more facts together

your inputs are most welcome, and this the only thread I could find closest to the subject
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Folks, a little OT with your permission, does anyone have experience of this store called HALL & ANDERSON

I have found a piece of furniture from this store at my place, and am trying to put some more facts together

your inputs are most welcome, and this the only thread I could find closest to the subject
Hall & Anderson was a department store of great repute in Calcutta selling ultra premium household goods, the best of the best, mostly from the UK. This store together with Army & Navy Stores were the best in Calcutta beaten only by the more high end palatial store of Whiteway & Laidlow which was apparently the best shopping store outside the Western world back in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. With the exit of British companies and Englishmen which was almost total by the late 70s, these store closed down.

The buildings which housed these stores survive and are well maintained though.
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Hall & Anderson was a department store of great repute in Calcutta selling ultra premium household goods, the best of the best, mostly from the UK. This store together with Army & Navy Stores were the best in Calcutta beaten only by the more high end palatial store of Whiteway & Laidlow which was apparently the best shopping store outside the Western world back in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. With the exit of British companies and Englishmen which was almost total by the late 70s, these store closed down.

The buildings which housed these stores survive and are well maintained though.
Thanks mbz! Anupam, there is quite a bit of material on the web:

www.yorku.ca/furedy/papers/ko/hallan81.doc

http://www.telegraphindia.com/108070...ry_9483798.jsp

http://puronokolkata.com/tag/chowringhee/
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