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Street Lighting and Cars

George Street

Around 1958

George Street  -  Fluorescent Lights  -   Around 1958?

   Any reproduction requires  prior permission of Edinburgh City Archives
Photo from Edinburgh Street Lighting Collection SL/90/8. 
Photographer not known.

 

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      George Street  -  Fluorescent Lights  -   Around 1958?

 

George Street

Cars

Here is detail from a photo that I believe was taken around 1958 to show the newly installed street lighting in George Street.  However I found the line-up of cars along the centre of the cobbled street to be interesting.

If you know what model the car with the unusual radiator in the centre of this picture is, please email me.     Thank you.

Cars parked in the centre of George Street, around 1958

Zoom-out

Here, we zoom-out to see more of George Street  -  and more cars parked in the centre of the street.

George Street  -  Fluorescent Lights  -   Around 1958?

 Reply

1.

Phil Wilson

Aberdeen, Scotland

Thank you to Phil Wilson who replied:

Triumph Dolomite

   Cars parked in the centre of George Street, around 1958

"The car with the unusual radiator seen parked in George Street is a late 1930s Triumph Dolomite, either the 14/60 or the 16 Saloon.

The radiator was designed by a Walter Belgrove.  The car name was of course revived for a later Triumph model.  It was probably not cheap According to Wikipedia, the model was aimed at the 'luxury sporting saloon market'."

Phil Wilson, Aberdeen, Scotland:  January 23, 2011

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2.

Brian Alexander

Prestonfield, Edinburgh

Thank you to Brian Alexander who replied, confirming Phil Wilson's comments above.

Brian wrote:

Triumph Dolomite

   Cars parked in the centre of George Street, around 1958

"The car  in this photo, Reg No. CGA 111, is a Triumph Dolomite 4-door saloon, manufactured between 1937 and 1940."

Brian Alexander, Prestonfield, Edinburgh:  January 24, 2011

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3.

George T Smith

Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Thank you to George T Smith for also confirming that the car with the streamlined radiator in this photo is a Triumph Dolomite

   Cars parked in the centre of George Street, around 1958

I tried a Google Images search for "Triumph Dolomite Roadster" and it brought up a good selection of photos of this model, and a few miscellaneous photos of other cars

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  February 24, 2011  -  with acknowledgement to George T Smith,
 Nanaimo, Vancouver Island,  British Columbia, Canada: February 19, 2011

 

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4.

Robert Laird

Longstone, Edinburgh

Thank you to Robert Laird for confirming the make of the car.

   Cars parked in the centre of George Street, around 1958

Robert wrote:

Triumph Dolomite

"I think the car in question is a Triumph Dolomite.  There was one in Longstone when I was a lad."

"Robert Laird, Longstone, Edinburgh:  May 28, 2012

 

Street Lighting

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George Street

Around Edinburgh

 

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