Passenger Transport Company album

Sparrow Industrial Pictures, Photographer;  A G W Sparrow, Other contributor; 

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Maker and Role
Sparrow Industrial Pictures, Photographer
A G W Sparrow, Other contributor
Production Date
Photograph album with red exterior. Includes twelve photographic views of Otahuhu Passenger Transport Depot interior. As well as a copy plan of floor plan of the garage and workshop marked with locations (A-M) which correspond to photographs within album of each location. Plan folded and adhered in inner front cover of album.

A: Great South Road from right corner of building, showing office between the two garage sections.
B: Restaurant, showing men seated at tables with a man and two women at the counter.
C: Garage section to right of office, showing to buses, pumps, drums and cars in a flat area.
D: Garage section to left of office, at the front, showing three sets of buses and two cars in a flat area.
E: Garage section to left of office, in the centre, showing buses to either side with two cars at the end on the right, in the right corner is part of the front of a bus, at the back in the centre is the back of a bus parked at an angle and behind it are the open garage doors.
F: Garage section to left of office, at the back, showing two men working at two pieces of machinery and two men working on the shell of a bus body, around and behind them are more pieces of machinery, in the back is a more complete body of a bus.
G: Workshop behind lubrication bay, showing to the right the upper level with four parked buses and the lower level with two men working on parts at machines, around the left of the room are more machines and benches with clamps set upon them.
H: Workshop behind Store, showing three men working at various pieces of machinery, there is a large flat table in the right corner and a hook and trolley apparatus to the centre left.
I: Store, showing a room set out with tables, shelves and compartments to store various parts and components, with a man in the bottom left reaching for something in one of the storage bins.
J: Great South Road, outside entrance to building, showing the front of the office section.
K: Entrance to office, showing a rooms with seats, a table and a counter.
L: Upstairs in front of office block, showing a room with a desk and chair, two chairs for visitors, a pendulum wall clock, a radiator and a filing cabinet with some kind of mechanical object on top of it.
M: General office, showing three women working at three separate desks, the one on the far right is working with a typewriter, the other two are writing in files, behind them are thee tables with three apparatus sitting on them, one of them is probably a copier.
Physical Description
1 album (13 leaves), 1 folded plan : black and white ; 26 x 39 cm.
12 photographic views
of depot
Passenger transport Pencil
Current Rights
All rights reserved
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Credit Line
Sparrow Industrial Pictures et al. 1945-1966. Passenger Transport Company album, 13/002/001. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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