|Robert Cochrane (at left) with a Triumph Motorcycle and Ainslie Cochrane|
with the family Humber car. Taken at Heddon Bush, Southland,
New Zealand, circa 1916
...The car has to be greased and tyre pressures checked.
|"Vacuum Mobiloil" advertisement, 1907|
...The engine oil has to be topped up.
|"Big Tree" Motor Spirit advertising blotter, c.1920's-1930's.|
|"Lucas King of the Road" carbide lamp advertisement, 1907|
...The carbide lamps have to be cleaned and checked.
|"V.C. Carbide" advertisement, 1907|
|The "Turbinamo" battery charger powered from a water tap by means|
of a Pelton wheel turbine, 1907
...The battery has to be charged.
|The "Pegasus" Tyre Protectors, 1907|
...Tyre protectors need to be purchased for driving on rough roads.
|NZ Government Tourism Depart brochures|
and maps printed in 1888
|South Island Motorist's Guide with maps of routes, 1928|
|Robert Cochrane's Vauxhall car about to be "ferried" across the Bealey River|
near Arthur's Pass in Canterbury by three draught horses. Taken before the
river bridge was built, circa late 1930's - 1940's.
|Instructions for "trucking" cars on New Zealand|
Government Railway wagons to be hauled by
electric train through the Otira Tunnel under
the Southern Alps, 1928
|"Inter Island Ferry Service" advertisement, 1928|
...The car has to be booked on the Inter-Island ferry.
|The Cochrane and Horner families camping at Cascade Creek, circa 1930's|
|"The Hermitage", Mount Cook advertisement, 1928|
It might be a relief to get away ;-)
Some more interesting and varied historical posts coming over the next few weeks, stayed posted!
- All images are from my personal collection and may not be used for commercial purposes without my express permission.