Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Card with an unusual connection with St Albans

St Albans

This post card recently came up for sale on ebay - and I couldn't resist it. I needed to find why an extremely unusual advertising card had been published by the Alpha Trading Company of St Albans. 

It turns out that the inventor of Reilloc Tyres lived in St Albans,  his son worked for the movie film pioneer Arthur Melbourne-Cooper, and the picture may be a still from a very early advertising film.

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