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Saturday, January 05, 2013


Taken separately, these 3 graphics seem to be "individualistic." Bringing them all together into one graphic gives a small idea of the little known Ford dealer in Trenton. I had run into these obscure ads while going through a few of the annual Trenton Times feature on Trenton's Automobile shows at the Trenton Armory.
Above is a graphic that took a bit of Photoshop "tweaking" to finalize, but it has now become an integral part of the "AUTOMOBILIA" folder in the Hamilton Library's Local History Collection.


rayfromvillapark said...

Hi Tom, I'm going to go out on a limb here, but if memory serves me, Garry Sales Company, became the Mandeville Motor Company, at some point in time. It was located on Brunswick Ave., just across from the Blakeley Laundry, where Stockton St. ends. I remember it just after WW II, and it was gone shortly thereafter. Hudler Ford, on South Broad St, became the main Ford outlet, and I remember the newly designed 1949 Fords debuting there, in the summer of 1948. A Rite Aid pharmacy stands at that location today. In 1956, Keats Ford opened on East State St, at the railroad bridge, and Hudler became Haldemann.

Anonymous said...

I think you mean "Brunswick Ave., across from Blakely Laundry where MONTGOMERY ST.ENDS" Stockton St. terminates at Perry near the old fire headquarters.

At least when I saw it last 12 years ago.

Mike Kuzma

rayfromvillapark said...

Mike, Thanks, my error, Montgomery St. is correct. My typing got ahead of my thinking. rayfromvillapark