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Ferdinand Ellerman in the Grease Pit

There was a time before car lifts were invented when just about every garage that did service work and grease jobs had what was called a grease pit. Ferdinand Ellerman, seen here in a garage in the greater Los Angeles area during 1915, smiled for the camera while standing in one. With him is an assortment of…

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The Brake Shop in Knoxville, Tennessee

Seen here is the crew from The Brake Shop, that was located at 511 State Street in Knoxville, Tennessee. Not much is known about the shop other than they sold and installed Johns Manville brake linings and serviced Lockheed four wheel hydraulic brakes, which were quite new at the time. The shop  Model “T” Ford  has the…

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