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 Post subject: W Richardson, Burnie, Tasmania
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:25 pm 
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I found this newspaper clipping, with unfortunately no photographs: Probably shortlived.

W. Richardson
Motor Body Builder, Burnie. [Tasmania]
(Advocate (Burnie, Tas.) Friday 2 October 1925, page 3)

Though having no special stand of their own at the show, this firm were well represented on a number of chassis exhibited at the various stands, the whole of the coach and motor-body building was done by the above firm.

A notable example of the coachbuilder's art was an Overland chassis with a Californian body, built by this firm entirely in their own workshop at Burnie. This remarkable example of tho body builder's art was the first of its kind to be built in Burnie, and was much admired by visitors to the show throughout the day. It has dainty small curtains on each side window and is beautifully upholstered and finished inside. Another noted example of Mr. Richardson's work was a five-seater touring model Overland, painted in cream with black wings and upholstered in brown antique leather.

Another exhibition of the work of this firm was given in the motor truck for Mr. T. Davis, which was specially built by Mr. Richardson to carry cordials.
Every branch of the coachbuilder's or motor body builder's work can bo done by this firm, and when such remarkable good results are obtained locally there is no need to travel farther afield to get the best. The firm are also wheelwrights and blacksmiths, and made all classes of motor springs and motor ironwork.

A visit to their excellent factory in Mount street will surprise you, and a cordial invitation is given to those interested to call in and see this firm at work.


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