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Old 11-28-2014, 10:08 AM   #1
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Default A Venice Police Model A Fills up with Purr-Pull Gasoline in 1930



The Venice, California Police Fill up with Purr-Pull Gasoline: Purr-Pull gasoline looked just like it sounds – it was purple – Part of it’s name came from the fuel’s good pulling power. See five more great photos and learn more on theoldmotor. com

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Old 11-28-2014, 10:51 AM   #2
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I wonder why that bumper is crooked? The one on my pickup sits at the same angle, and I haven't figured out why. My frame is straight, and the brackets aren't bent. Maybe the holes in the frame horns? But my truck is 84 years old, and the one (a coupe, I think) in the photo was nearly new. Curious. One of these days I'll have remove the splash apron on mine and do some serious investigation, I guess.
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:49 PM   #4
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I wonder why that bumper is crooked? The one on my pickup sits at the same angle, and I haven't figured out why. My frame is straight, and the brackets aren't bent. Maybe the holes in the frame horns? But my truck is 84 years old, and the one in the photo was nearly new. Curious. One of these days I'll have remove the splash apron and do some serious investigation, I guess.
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Old 11-28-2014, 02:12 PM   #5
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Notice how they sprayed the entire car white including the roof insert. Looks like they forgot to mask one end of the headlight bar. I was also wondering about the front bumper on a car that new.
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Notice how they sprayed the entire car white including the roof insert. Looks like they forgot to mask one end of the headlight bar. I was also wondering about the front bumper on a car that new.
Even the wiper blade looks like it's white.
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Old 11-28-2014, 03:35 PM   #7
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I wonder why that bumper is crooked? The one on my pickup sits at the same angle, and I haven't figured out why. My frame is straight, and the brackets aren't bent. Maybe the holes in the frame horns? But my truck is 84 years old, and the one (a coupe, I think) in the photo was nearly new. Curious. One of these days I'll have remove the splash apron on mine and do some serious investigation, I guess.
the bumper brackets get bent easily. Close inspection of both brackets will show a different bend in them. Heat up the bent one and bend it straight
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Old 11-28-2014, 04:20 PM   #8
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Looks like the two motorcycles are using what appears like Goodyear tires...
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Old 11-28-2014, 04:43 PM   #9
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I also like the big truck in the background !!! The wheels look super heavy duty
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Old 11-28-2014, 04:54 PM   #10
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Strange looking cowl lamps. When did cops stop wearing bowties?
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Old 11-28-2014, 05:07 PM   #11
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Being all white & not showing siren, plus nothing on doors saying Police or City, I wonder if this could be a Medics car ?/
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Old 11-28-2014, 05:10 PM   #12
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The two policemen were in pose mode for the picture as both kick stands were down. Not a just happened to snap an unplanned photograph. Still physically fit enough to do up all the buttons on the tunic also.
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Old 11-28-2014, 05:19 PM   #13
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The two policemen were in pose mode for the picture as both kick stands were down. Not a just happened to snap an unplanned photograph. Still physically fit enough to do up all the buttons on the tunic also.
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Did not have "DUNKIN DONUTS" back then !!
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Old 11-28-2014, 06:37 PM   #14
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Being all white & not showing siren, plus nothing on doors saying Police or City, I wonder if this could be a Medics car ?/
None of the vehicles have police markings and they are all white. A motor cop in uniform was probably enough of a marking. The Model A has an exempt plate, with what appears to be red cowl lights (motorcycles with lights left of the head light). Without a uniform the cop in the A might be a detective.
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Did not have "DUNKIN DONUTS" back then !!
I knew a LAPD officer that called donuts the police "Power Button"
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When did cops stop wearing bowties?
Around the same time service station attendants stopped wearing bow ties.
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Around the same time service station attendants stopped wearing bow ties.
CHiPs and WaSP motor officers uniform long sleeve shirt and bow tie
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[QUOTE=BudP;When did cops stop wearing bowties?[/QUOTE]

A long, long tome ago. Can you imagine being stopped now by a cop with a bow tie??!!
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Old 11-28-2014, 10:47 PM   #19
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Not really any worse than the smokey bear hats that most now have to wear
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Purdy, I like those. But a bow tie? Nope.
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