Post by Don Ricardo on Nov 1, 2009 21:28:19 GMT 10
Email from Jennison:
"I met this fellow ... at coledale checking out the vans. He is an austin freak, a matchbox collecter and hopes to get a VV someday. I sent him some photos he requested and he sent me back a jennison add and a 1956 NSW caravan show listing. Don't think we have seen either before. The add shows a model very similar to mine with the ribbing on the side. Something for the history file anyway"
Pondered the question of family DonR but I don't think so. The little boy is too young to be my mums little brother. He was about 18 or 20 by then.
Perhaps our resident number plate guru (sorry can't remember which character that is!) could put a date on that damaged pathfinders number plate out of interest. Its a 14 foot VV by the looks. jennison.
Last Edit: Jan 19, 2010 21:33:00 GMT 10 by Jennison
Another book..... another advertisement for Jennison caravans . This one in the first edition of the “Australian Caravan Almanac” published by Keith Winser in 1961. Maybe Jenno can tell us if the young lady in the colour coordinated swim wear is one of his relatives...... he'll probably say she is even if she's not
Boblor has written the note, correctly pointing out the timber windows in the picture but I reckon the add photo is pre 1954 (the date of the magazine). The May 1955 article above it states their aluminium window frames were released for sale 18 months earlier (1953) Further to that with my van I have an extract/copy from the original owners daily diary, of the day they collected it and that was in May/June 1953. I'll double check. I also note the weight of the 14 footer at 16 1/2 cwt (940kg). Mines is 100kg more than the 1955 model. The aluminium is ridiculously thick on mine ...an easy 3mm or perhaps otherwise they may have moved to foam mattresses by then, my original horse hair originals are a two man lift!! jenno