The Car Ambulance

This photograph was taken in Levenshulme near Manchester, probably in the 1920s. Notice the BP petrol pump and the various oils for sale …. everything needed to ne oiled manually to keep the engine working and wheels turning. The breakdown truck with the crane on the back is called a ‘Breakdown Ambulance’ with a cross resembling the Red Cross symbol, which would have very familiar as the First World War ended just a few years earlier.

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