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Old 26th October 2012, 16:33   #2506
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Can anyone guess what the anchored stone (with semi circular top & hole drilled through) was used for?

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There is a high likelihood that this was a Nawanagar / Ranjitsinhji car - let me do some more searching.

The circular stone - to hitch ELEPHANTS ?
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There is a high likelihood that this was a Nawanagar / Ranjitsinhji car - let me do some more searching.

The circular stone - to hitch ELEPHANTS ?
Just like my opinion on both counts, that is why I mentioned about a royal patron for Lanchesters in that area.
The Mallya car has a similar body style, that came from Gondal, but we all know that cars moved freely between royal families for various reasons including marriage, the Pratapgarh car had also travelled from Nawanagar.

The stone could only be used to tie down elephants, India being more civilised in those days did not have slaves as such, atleast not displayed in a courtyard.

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Travancore and Harit,
Well done, the circular stone was used to tether Elephants, had the photograph been taken with a wider angle we would have seen the elephant stables.. which you can see in the attached picture of Deogarh Mahal, now a heritage hotel.


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Can anyone guess what the anchored stone (with semi circular top & hole drilled through) was used for?

[quote=mbz180;2944368]Er...a massive car lock???
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One can also see the Big Battery of the video cameraman hanging on the shoulders of the cameraman.In those days the Videocameras had external batteries.
Dear, it is not only a battery of the camera but also a V.C.R. recording the event.In those days a cameraman used to carry a camera and a recoder seperately.
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Nice pictures.
3rd is an Audi, probably a 100. Very few of these cars came to India, there was a yellow one and a red with black top.
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Thats very true. The singer owned an Audi but I never knew the model name . Its a 100 now and that is confirmed.

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Mohammed Rafi Sahab with some cars of his, right from his early days:
A late addition in Rafi Sahab's fleet, maybe the last one added before his passing away on 31st July 1980 - a humble Premier Padmini.

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This is a picture clicked soon after Geeta (Roy) and Guru Dutt (spects) got married. Geeta Dutt is seated just in front of Guru Dutt. Actress Geeta Bali, (she is bending on the right fender) wife of Shammi Kapoor (sadly she died too young) and Mohammed Rafi Sahab (extreme right) are also seen. Chetan Anand is also seen (extreme right).
The car BMT looks like a taxi before which they are posing.

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One heritage home...4 heritage cars
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One heritage home...4 heritage cars
By any chance is that place Alladin mansion, Begumpet ?
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By any chance is that place Alladin mansion, Begumpet ?
No, this was a mansion called "Aaraam Mahal" in Somajiguda, in the lane opposite Lal Bangalow (which once stood tall)
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Scotland 1957, what could be the car these gentlemen are leaning on?
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Colaba, 60's Mumbai...
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Colaba, 60's Mumbai...
I think I can read the building name as Bakhtawar, an old apartment building in Colaba where many elite names reside, including one Mr. R N Tata.
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Colaba, 60's Mumbai...
This is Opp Colaba post office and the Building opened upto the road. Today there are two building that cover the facade of this building and just a tiny lane leads to it.

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I think I can read the building name as Bakhtawar, an old apartment building in Colaba where many elite names reside, including one Mr. R N Tata.

Yes, one of its neighbouring buildings should be one with a waterfront called Sagar Sangeet or Sneh Sadan...in the picture are my Uncle's wife Mrs. Margaret & his son Nigel...sadly both expired...its that very uncle who's seen in that Basalath Jah picture i posted.
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Yes, one of its neighbouring buildings should be one with a waterfront called Sagar Sangeet or Sneh Sadan...in the picture are my Uncle's wife Mrs. Margaret & his son Nigel...sadly both expired...its that very uncle who's seen in that Basalath Jah picture i posted.
Sagar SANGEET ... Still stands and use to house a few mercs and a couple of Citroen traction avant MARoon and black and silver

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