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Early Australian Distributors.

Postby Hugz » Sun May 15, 2016 8:01 am

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18 Baylis St Wagga Wagga



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Re: Early Australian Distributors.

Postby Charles uk » Sun May 15, 2016 9:50 am

A very worthwhile bit of research there Hugo! is there a date for the 102 add?
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Re: Early Australian Distributors.

Postby Hugz » Sun May 15, 2016 9:56 am

British Seagull Outboard Motor Original Advertisement removed from a 1948 Australian Magazine (2nd Advert).

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Re: Early Australian Distributors.

Postby Nudge » Sun May 15, 2016 11:04 am

I like the bit about being non corrosive..... thats why none of them have rusted! :lol:
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Re: Early Australian Distributors.

Postby headdownarseup » Sun May 15, 2016 10:07 pm

Hmmm, very worthwhile indeed.
I've seen the advert of the "little 40" before, but the 102 that's a new one on me.
Good stuff Hugo.
See what else you can dig up.

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Re: Early Australian Distributors.

Postby Keith.P » Sun May 15, 2016 10:32 pm

I hope you don't mind, I cleaned it up a little.

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Re: Early Australian Distributors.

Postby Oyster 49 » Sun May 15, 2016 10:54 pm

Love the way the plus is advertised as 1 hp more :lol:

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Re: Early Australian Distributors.

Postby Hugz » Mon May 16, 2016 1:36 am

Nice Job Keith!

Interesting that it came out in a 1948 publication and has the slogan "The Best Outboard Motor in the World" which wasn't put on the the motors until early fifties.
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Re: Early Australian Distributors.

Postby Hugz » Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:15 am

Might add this here.

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Interesting that their workshop was at Careening Cove, Sydney Harbour near Kirribilli House where the prime minister is suppose to live (the current one lives in his own harbourfront mansion). There used to be a lot of slipways and marine workshops around there but now it has upmarket clubs and theatres etc. There is still one slipway there though. Next time I'm there I'll have a nosy around. http://www.shsmarine.com.au/about/
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Re: Early Australian Distributors.

Postby Hugz » Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:16 am

Keith.P wrote:I hope you don't mind, I cleaned it up a little.


It's gone!

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Re: Early Australian Distributors.

Postby Horsley-Anarak » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:22 pm

I cleaned it up a bit huggy

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Nice advert.

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Re: Early Australian Distributors.

Postby Hugz » Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:02 am

Thanks HA :P

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Re: Early Australian Distributors.

Postby Hugz » Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:10 am

Just found this on the main SOS Website:

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Australia went decimal in 1966 so we can assume this is '66 or earlier. How does that price reflect to sterling for a seagull of the day?
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Re: Early Australian Distributors.

Postby Hugz » Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:15 am

In my quest for old seagull adverts I found this. Not Seagull but it appealed to me and some of them would have had a gull on the back.

Can I ask Aussies to keep an eye out for the name and publisher of old Australian Boating Magazines say 1930's to '60's? I'm drawing a blank so far.

I rang Mr Murdoch but his phone always seems engaged.

This is purported to be a 1937 advert.

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Re: Early Australian Distributors.

Postby Hugz » Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:35 am

Bingo!! Australian Seacraft

Screenshot of catalogue at Sydney State Library. Wooo Hoo 1946 to 1960. 25 volumes, that will keep me busy!

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