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Old 30th December 2014, 02:33   #3271
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The blog also makes interesting reading. Maybe I'll go deeper into it.

The car in the photo below somehow gets my attention. Any comments?

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Harit,
I am afraid that my only comment is I cannot help you with even a date or place if you continue to cover the registration numbers of all the photos you post.
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Was fortunate enough to be gifted these 2 little B & W photos by an elderly neighbour today! She doesn't know how or where she'd got them from or any other details. The gent in the pics. seems to be a Brit and the car a 1935-ish Wolseley "new fourteen." The building right behind has been identified by a friend from Bangalore as Bangalore Town Hall, which was built in 1935 by the philanthropist Sir K P Puttana Chetty:

Going by the numberplates, the pic. was definitely pre-1939, maybe when the building had just been finished? Car may have been brand new then, in that case?
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That is a very interesting registration as BA was the original 1902 ish Bangalore series and by the time of that photo, they would have been at the end of the BA series (9999) or even into BAN that followed it.
BA 14 TA must be some special series for some bigwig but what is the TA? Some administrative official I guess????
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The center picture is from Rafiya Manzil, Bombay 1929, presumably the other two pictures, which feature same cars would be from the same place.

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More pictures of the standard car, BA 1101 at various places in South India

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and the same gentlemen with a Chevy
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same picture enlarged
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Harit, I am afraid ....if you continue to cover the registration numbers of all the photos you post. Cheers Cedric
The number on the plate is Y9242. Its a Bombay number. I was looking for the make of the car.

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That is a very interesting registration as BA was the original 1902 ish Bangalore series and by the time of that photo, they would have been at the end of the BA series (9999) or even into BAN that followed it. BA 14 TA must be some special series ....Cheers Cedric
I believe that the photos of the Standard BA 1101 are from 1925 to 1929. So maybe these numbers were re-issued.

Since there is an ongoing event at Kolkata, here are some pics I believe may have been taken there, please let us share observations.

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I chanced upon this fascinating set of images taken by dutchman Wim Dussel during his travels. It seems that he was riding cross country in the 1950s astride his Maico Mobil scooter, and what a sight the scooter is packed to the gills with supplies. The images are really remarkable.

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I chanced upon this fascinating set of images taken by dutchman Wim Dussel during his travels. It seems that he was riding cross country in the 1950s astride his Maico Mobil scooter, and what a sight the scooter is packed to the gills with supplies. The images are really remarkable.

Anything scooter like this is survive ?

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Anything scooter like this is survive ?

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I think so- yes.

Introducing the duo of BMC 860 and BMC 861.

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Another MDN registered one used to exist down south-

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IIRC- Harit had posted some images of either BMC 860/861 on this very thread- The pics would've dated to the late 'Sixties/Early 'Seventies, I guess.

More can be followed on this thread: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-w...ml#post1445882 (Obscure Vintage & Classic Scooters in India) Due credits to the original authors on that page.

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And an interesting video as well.

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These are Maicolettas the one shown in the old photos are maico mobiles they are entirely different vehicles.
Apart from what maicoletta photos you have pulled out from various places another mint maicoletta scooter exists very close to my heart and very much in my mind. Unseen by the world 😀
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Eleanor Roosevelt, Agra 1952

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http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30744464

QUOTE: A recent Magazine article looked at one of the most important cardboard boxes ever made - the Brownie camera. Created by Kodak, it turned ordinary people into photographers for the first time - the snapshot was born. UNQUOTE

There are two 1947 FRONTIER photos of India but these two caught my attention, albeit they are not from India.

A Hearld & a Ford Prefect:
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Found sometime back on the net, it is supposed to be carrying a marwari seth.


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Found sometime back on the net, it is supposed to be carrying a marwari seth.
I had seen this picture in negative form. The car is quite likely to be an Essex?
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I had seen this picture in negative form. The car is quite likely to be an Essex?
You have sharp memory

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I recently got this pic- as a part of a series on Gandhiji.

Mohandas Gandhi is seen here- exiting what looks like(possibly?) a British car. The pic dates from 1931.

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Who can identify this one?

Pic credits: The IIT Delhi Alumni mail, of a particular batch- in all probability. Due credits to whoever the original source was.

EDIT: Original Source : Getty Images.

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