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Old 23rd January 2010, 23:42   #961
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Dont know if posted earlier but found this pic of bombay nautical school on some naval site few months back..
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Thought I would give some life to this thread, again.
This could be somewhere near Gamdevi, unfortunately the name of the building is covered by the tree.
Cheers harit
An update is that the building still exists, has been located, very near my house, and there may be more stuff for picking.

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Good work karl..!!
I appreciate your efforts for sharing fantastic collection of old photos.
What about us poor fellows? Do we not share so much?
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An update is that the building still exists, has been located, very near my house, and there may be more stuff for picking.



What about us poor fellows? Do we not share so much?
Please indicate what kind of "more stuff" is available for picking.
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Old 24th January 2010, 10:45   #964
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Dont know if posted earlier but found this pic of bombay nautical school on some naval site few months back..
That appears to be a Standard Flying 8 sedan. Thanks for sharing.
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Nair,
This is definately a Sunbeam. Now, the question which model.

S-7 produced from December 1946 until April 1949
S-7 Deluxe produced from December 1949 until 1956
S-8 produced from December 1949 until 1956

As the date mentioned in the back is 23.02.1950 - so we can assume that it is a S-7 most probably. Another big aspect supporting my point is the clutch lever - where the lever is attached to the handle at the end.

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This one appears to be a Pre-Production Suneam S7 with the inverted Clutch and Brake levers. A few of them were sold and were not very popular.
The final product had the normal Brake and Clutch Levers as fitted on the S7 Deluxe and S8. See attached pictures from History of Sunbeams at Classic Glory website. 1st picture is of the Pre-production model & the 2nd picture is the final release.
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This one appears to be a Pre-Production Suneam S7 with the inverted Clutch and Brake levers. A few of them were sold and were not very popular.
The final product had the normal Brake and Clutch Levers as fitted on the S7 Deluxe and S8. See attached pictures from History of Sunbeams at Classic Glory website. 1st picture is of the Pre-production model & the 2nd picture is the final release.
Buddy, I am not clear what you meant by pre-production. S7 was manufactured 2100 nos, S7 Deluxe - 5500 nos and S8 - 8300 nos. I got the information from website SOF - The Sunbeam S7 and S8 club

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Old 26th January 2010, 11:19   #967
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At the recent Auto Expo in Delhi there was a lovely display of ads, photos, brochures and other Automobilia from the collection of Sandeep Katari and Farhan Kidwai. Here is a Ford that I really like. Note the early style of registration number - I don't know from where though.

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Here is a Ford that I really like. Note the early style of registration number - I don't know from where though.
Could be the erstwhile state of Jammu?
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Karl,
The only place in India that I know of with letters only after the number was Assam in the period 1902?-the 1920s. The only known letters are A and AM. Is it possible that there was a place JA in early Assam? Otherwise, letters ONLY as suffixes are not found elsewhere.
Like Stanher, I wondered about Jammu as we really don't have much idea what happened before the 1920s. I am pretty sure the car J&K 51 is 1920s but, since it is a pretty upmarket car, I guess the number could have been an old surrendered one re-issued.

Are there any clues to be had from the clothes the gents are wearing?
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Are there any clues to be had from the clothes the gents are wearing?
Definitely dates to the pre-war era. Maybe just before Independence.
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Here's a picture very dear to me.

An industrial building which my father designed in the early 1970's.
MRW 5248 stands serenely, reflecting the spirit of the times - Clean, Modernistic, and evocative of the brave new world.

The building will soon be repaired and restored by me. MRW 5248 has gone to heaven, and can never be restored :(
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Here's a picture very dear to me.

An industrial building which my father designed in the early 1970's.

The building will soon be repaired and restored by me. MRW 5248 has gone to heaven, and can never be restored :(
Nice pics, ravi! Glad that they are still so well-preserved! I know how much this building means to you. Does your family own it btw? Since we share the same passion for old buildings too, I really like the design of the 70s proticos, the inward slant of the veranda roof and shape of the pillars!

BTW, do you mean to say MRW 5248 was eventually scrapped?!

Surely not by your dad? Was it the next owner who did so?
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Hey thanks for your words, Shyam . You're very observant with Architecture - ever thought of becoming an Architect ?
No, the building belongs to an old client of my Dad, who thought it fit to call upon the son to restore his father's work.. he he !
MRW 5248 was given away carelessly, and was scrapped before we realized..

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Here's a picture very dear to me.

An industrial building which my father designed in the early 1970's.
MRW 5248 stands serenely, reflecting the spirit of the times - Clean, Modernistic, and evocative of the brave new world.

The building will soon be repaired and restored by me. MRW 5248 has gone to heaven, and can never be restored :(
Wow a very nice building Ravi! I like to neat clean modern lines and the inverted canopy maybe it can be used for Rainwater harvesting. Where is this building?
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Wow a very nice building Ravi! I like to neat clean modern lines and the inverted canopy maybe it can be used for Rainwater harvesting. Where is this building?
Thanks Amol !
Ha ha, RWH is a great idea, I could suggest it as a modern touch to the resto .
The building is at MIDC Dombivali, part of a larger factory complex.

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