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A Gould Topped White Bus

A very nice and sharp image of a White bus carrying a Gould top probably taken for Gould in San Francisco. The photo is courtesy of Tom Jakeway who earlier treated us to a series of photos of attractive Gould-topped automobiles. The Camas Stage company may have been located in Camas, Washington which is northeast and across the river from Portland Oregon. Can any of our readers date the White?

Eric Haartz earlier reported this about the company: As of early 1925, at least, the F.D. Gould Company operated at 1509 Sutter Street in San Francisco. They were listed in the Chilton Automobile Directory (but oddly absent in a 1923 issue). From what is evident in this series of photos, Gould seemed particularly proud of their California Tops. Those in the photos seem to have had artificial leather on the exteriors, and several coated-fabrics firms then specialized in such materials for automotive use. Naugahyde (United States Rubber Company, later Uniroyal), Fabrikoid (DuPont) and Zapon were prominent brands in this application.

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