|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.
Corbin Motor Vehicle Corporation
New Britain, Connecticut
|Year Range from||1909|
|Year Range to||1911|
|Condition Notes||Some silvering. Edges are worn.|