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The Guasti-Giulii Inc.Tire Tower – Los Angeles, California

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A couple of months ago we featured a series of photos of Nels Thompson and his 1930 Packard 740 preaching car in front of one of the three Guasti-Giulii Inc. tire shops in Los Angeles, California. What we did not know at the time was that the Guasti-Giulii Inc. Tire Tower, as it was called, was just to the left-hand side of the building in the previous photos. This was the location of headquarters of the operation that was at Eighth Street and Central Avenue.

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This second set of photos was taken earlier on November 15, 1929. The service vehicles that can be seen in the images are: two Model A Ford Roadster pickup trucks and a Indian motorcycle equipped with a sidecar chassis and a utility box equipped with a compressed air tank. The U.S. Tires that Guasti-Giulii Inc. sold were produced by the U. S. Rubber Company. The photos are courtesy of the USC Libraries.

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