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Title B&W photo of 8 workers in raincoats, outside the Corbin automobile factory, Corbin Motor Vehicle Corporation, New Britain, Connecticut, ca. 1909
Collection Virginia S. James Corbin Automobile Collection
Object Name Print, Photographic
Caption Factory workers, Corbin Motor Vehicle Co., New Britain, CT, ca. 1909
Scope & Content Matted B&W photo of 8 men in raincoats outside the Corbin automobile factory. No identifying marks on back of photo itself. Per his grandson, the man fourth from right is Walter Burke, mechanic and member of test team.

On back of mat is written in pen: "Property of Chas G. Spring". In a different hand, in pencil, "Picture taken 1909. To Automotive Museum 11/25/61".

Typed note taped to back of mat reads,
A rainy day at the Corbin factory (Did 1911 era raincoats look like that?) English workers (upper level staff) at Rolls Royce?
Marked '1909' on back of mat--'From Charles G. Spring to N.B. Automotive Museum (1961).' Copied from a slip of paper that accompanied this photograph."
The Corbin Motor Vehicle Corporation, New Britain, Connecticut, operated from 1903-1912. As of 07/26/2016, there is a 1909 Corbin Model O small tonneau touring car at the Seal Cove Auto Museum, Mount Desert Island, Maine.
Accession# 1999G1004
Subjects Corbin Motor Vehicle Corporation
New Britain, Connecticut
Object ID 1999G1004.38
Date 1909
Year Range from 1909
Year Range to 1911
Condition Fair
Condition Notes Some silvering. Edges are worn.
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