This Pacific Auto Laundry branch location one was of three modern car washes constructed by silent screen actor and director William Beaudine and his cousins Albert and William Russell. A.A. Redford, the patent holder of the conveyor belt system used at the facility, was the managing partner of the new enterprise that opened in 1931 based at 901 North Vine St. in Hollywood, California.
The three plants washed as many as one-thousand cars a day and, in addition, offered polishing, vacuuming, and a lubrication service at the end of the line. The vehicle in the doorway appears to be a 1928 Cadillac. Pickup and delivery services were available by a rider on an Indian “Dispatch-Tow” three-wheeler.
Please share with us what you find of interest in this image found via Keith Sparks courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection.