Post by cruisindoug on Jan 11, 2013 9:54:15 GMT 10
While at the FX FJ Nationals we did some snooping through the op shops / second hand shops around the joint, as you do, and I came accross these brochures. Not collecting them, I didn't want to buy them, but I know where they are if anyone is interested ....
Thought it might add to the knowledge base, sorry for some of it being cut off but I was in my full James Bond stealth mode
If anyone would like higher res photos, or the details of where they were, just drop me a PM.
1963 brochures aye? Interesting to see THAT tow coupling there that took us quite some time to work out it was a Hendersons invention.... & I see they had a "heavy Duty" version too. On the brochure does it say what size ball was used on the heavy duty one ?
How did you get away with that criminal act anyway
Post by Don Ricardo on Jul 6, 2014 21:02:12 GMT 10
I'm wondering if anyone can help solve a puzzle?
At the Caravan Industries Association of Victoria 'Hall of Fame' dinner last Friday evening, mention was made that at some point the Henderson caravan parts outfit in Victoria was re-named Hendy.
At the moment we have two separate threads in the Down History Lane section relating to Henderson/Hendy. This thread refers to caravan parts and kits sold by Henderson's Federal Spring Works (NSW) Pty Ltd based in Alexandria, NSW (note the spelling "Henderson's"). However, the Henderson catalogue posted above by Cruisindoug also refers to the Henderson head office being located in Alfred Street, North Melbourne, Victoria, with 'agents in all states'.
The second thread here is for the Hendy Trailer and Caravan Company which some mid-50's adverts show had showrooms at 325 Victoria Street, West Melbourne, elsewhere listed as 325 Victoria Street, North Melbourne. A later, early-60's catalogue for Hendy on the same thread shows its address as 215 Park Street, South Melbourne, Vic. Then the front of another Hendy catalogue here is titled:
There are a number of common items in the NSW and Victorian catalogues, but not a complete match. None of the illustrations in the catalogues quite match, nor do any of the Victorian addresses. For example, Victoria Street, North Melbourne is quite some distance from Alfred Street, North Melbourne (although the former may have been a showroom and the latter a factory or foundry). However, despite all this I've got a feeling that Henderson's Federal Spring Works in NSW and Hendy in Victoria are most likely part of the one organisation. Seems logical given the comment that Henderson became Hendy in Victoria.
Lots of circumstantial evidence but not conclusive proof. Does anyone have information to join the dots for us?