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Colin Richardson, a recent visitor to OCC, kindly emailed over the following photograph of a Ford Model A van, and added: "The attached photo was with my paternal grandfather's WWI medals, but my father was adamant that it wasn't a picture of his father. So, I thought I would try to trace the car registration RX8713 looking for an owner and a location. I found your wonderful website and was able to determine the car was registered somewhere in Berkshire in the period 5/1927 to 3/1932, given the numbering probably towards the end of 1931. I tried to make enquiries at the DVLA web site but their online form requires a UK postcode to proceed, being in Australia I can't do that."
It's a long-shot, but does anyone know who the gent shown in the photo might be - a driver perhaps, or even the owner of the business?
(Please click the thumbnail to view the full-size image.)
Ford Model A van
The Model A van was looking particularly magnificent at the time of being photographed, even its tyres had been given the (painted-on) "whitewall" effect, not something usually seen on vans of that - or indeed any - era. The signwriting promotes both Newberys, and also the Cuticura "Toilet Trio" of soap, ointment, and talcum (powder).
Return to Page 21 in the motoring image archive, or visit the main index of vintage & classic photographs here. A rare early photo of a Ford Model A Roadster Pickup can be found here, while photos of regular Model A saloons and tourers are on this page.

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