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1931 ALBION HIGH SCHOOL AUTO REPAIR CLASS

Morning Star, February 5, 1995, pg. 8

If you have been following this column in the past few weeks, you know that we have been featuring photographs taken at Albion High School in 1931 of the printing and cooking classes. These were taken by local photographer Ludwig Studios.

I have several more of these photographs, but after this week we must move on to other topics here in our Historical Notebook. This week we’ll conclude with a look in the basement as we view Albion’s auto mechanics at work--the auto repair shop.

In this photograph we see three vehicles. The one on the far left which is getting an estimate by the boy with his notepad is a Chevrolet. The tires on it have been removed, but notice the wooden spoked wheels. Just to the right of it is an engine that has been removed. Notice the manual crank on the front.

In the center behind the pole is the luxury touring car, which is taking two boys to fix it underneath it with their tool kit. A third auto on the far right is getting its steering wheel fixed by a lad, while others are checking out the front of the vehicle. Above and to the right is an elaborate plumbing junction, and a heating radiator on the far right.

With the emphasis today on practical vocational education, we see by this photograph that the concept is nothing new. Only the cars have been changed. Hopefully, the oil with it.


Albion High School Auto Repair Class, 1931

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