Today we have a set of photos of the Western Paint Remover and Steam Cleaning facility on South Western Avenue in Los Angeles, taken in 1924, shows a type of specialty
automotive service from the past. The operation used a large wood and coal-fired steam boiler to supply steam under pressure for cleaning and paint removal.
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It appears the 2 guys are stripping the hood for the roadster behind them. Seems they are not OSHA informed, as they are dipping the hood without the use of gloves or eye protection.I believe the car is a 1915+ Cadillac V-8.