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Digital Photograph - Seven Men & Eight 'Kombi' Volkswagen Vans, Crockford and Robertson Air Conditioning, Fairfield, June 1968 Image Reg. No: MM 110977

Black and white photograph featuring the service staff and vehicles of Crockford and Robertson Air Conditioning, Fairfield, in June 1968. The photograph was taken on stock-take day at 4 Abbot Street Fairfield. Staff lined up to clean out the vans, and to stock-take parts and equipment.

The owners of the business were Geoff Crockford and Stan Robertson, who are now both deceased. The service staff drove Volkswagen 'Kombi' vans, bought from Smith's of Fairfield. Laurie Delaney, pictured second from right, worked for the company for twenty years. At that time, the firm was one of the largest air conditioning businesses in Melbourne. The company is not in existence any longer. It was bought out in about 1988 by Heating Controls.

Photograph collected as part of Melbourne's Biggest Family Album in 2006.
Digital image file. A digital photograph was taken of the original black and white print.
Description Of Content:
Row of seven men in uniform standing next to eight Volkswagen 'Kombi' vans, outside factory.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mr & Mrs Laurie & Judy Delaney, 2006
Contributed by Mr Laurie and Mrs Judy Delaney
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: air conditioning, factories, maintenance, service vehicles
Themes this item is part of: Working Lives & Work Places in Photographs, Engineering Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION
Secondary Classification: Heating & Cooling
Tertiary Classification: air conditioning sales
People Depicted: White, Les; Scott, Don; Smith, Ian; Drakeford, Graeme; Brown, Reg; Delaney, Laurie; Metcalfe
Organisations Depicted: Crockford & Robertson
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Fairfield, Victoria, Australia, Jun 1968
Photographer: Unknown

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