Taking a closer look at the photo, I'm guessing it doubbled as an upholstery shop.
The man in the back is obviously installing a new top. In the forfront there is a seat spring on the floor, also in the right upper a set of top bows hanging.Notice the front fender brace across the fenders.
I'd say you just had a "Columbo" moment brasscarguy!
Also note the ropes from that fender brace up to the front bow to assist in the top installation.
You certainly don't see shops with wallpaper like that much anymore! Dave
Girard is only about 30 miles from me i will see if it is still there. charley
"Tops n' Tars are us."
What's the white cylindrical thing in the right side of the picture?
mike, i would say it is a water tub for checking tires.charley
Interesting. The wood floor in the shop probably didn't last long after this picture was taken.
The building must have been a hardware store or dry goods store before it became a garage.
The vise on the right side of the picture looks like the 3 vises that I have. They were pretty common at farm auctions back in the 50's and 60's.
Don't see them much anymore.
I have a vise very similar to that one myself. It belonged to my grandfather, and I think his father before him. I use it often, a great vise to use.
Wood floors, engine oil, and solvents, are not a good mix. Toss a lit cigarette into the mix and the whole thing can go up in a minute!
But I love these old photos. I always wanted to duplicate one for my working area. The place we had in Ferndale had a perfect area in the barn, but I never got it done. No really good place to do that here. At least not without a lot of money I don't have.
Thank you Jay!
Drive carefully, and enjoy the holidays! W2
What is the stand just left of center in the photo?
Looks like a Weaver tire changer.