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Re: Early Australian Distributors.

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If you look at the 102 advert it is distributed by Rasch Motors. Interesting there was a Rasch Motors in Adelaide (South Oz) that had a stand at a car show in 1928. They sold English cars including the 'ding ding' Sunbeam.

I liked the Nash car motto "Leads the World in Motor Car Value". Sorta sounds familiar even if it was 20 years to early.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/73725741
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The wheels are in motion to peruse the early Seacraft magazine. Have to say though the wheels are about as slow as a bargepusher in hibernation. Join library.... wait 48hrs....order magazines....wait 48hrs and then I'm only limited to see six at a time Blah! starting from 1946 onwards. Hope it reveals some good info and maybe some articles. Anyway, lucky to find them.
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Hi this is the tank on my 1956 SJP 3462
20160704_200556 (2).jpg tank.jpg
Was this a sole QLD AUS distributer of seagulls or oils? Remember I'm fairly new to the seagull.
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We don't know yet. We are just at the beginning of our search.

Good info there: Overland Engines and Parts Pty Ltd, 49 Constance Street, Valley, Brisbane. Wonder if they had anything to do with the Willys Overland 4WD?

Good find, Thanks.
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Here is a known advert with Australian Distributors: December 1948
Edit: Note the Qld distributor was known as Overland Ltd and was in Wickham Street, Valley. A change of name and premises took place between 1948 and '56 as above post from Bob.
Dec 1948 BS1.JPG
Advert from the bird series, Kittiwake Sept 4, 1947
Edit: This is an illustration by Charles Tunnicliffe. Quite a famous chappy for painting birds. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Tunnicliffe
Full Page Sept 1947.JPG
A Clutch Advert. March 1949
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An Article July 1949
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I thought the Seagull carry handle was a Seagull design! Article March 1950
carry handle March 1950.JPG
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Boac and flying boat. I just like it July 1948
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For the Anzani Lovers aug 1950
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Anzani Again
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Overhaul?? relevant now. Aug 1950
Edit: Note they say grease in the gearbox. Even though it is a generic description for any motor the pic shows a gull.
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Reverse.... I don't think so
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I have a NZ advert but alas I shook....
Auckland.JPG
Hunts Marine (Sydney) also distributed Seagulls....
Huhts Marine.JPG
Blue Bird
Blue Bird.JPG
I/2 page advert. June 1949. Note almost two years later from Bird advert and they have gone from full page to half page.
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Our seagull man had competition! That looks like an Anzani Minor. I sense a bit of tongue in cheek corporate strategy here.
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I did notice by 1950 Anzani had started adverstising and BS was less represented. I'll have at look at 1951 to 1955 next week.
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This is a very nice bit of work Hugo!
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.
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What year is that NZ advert Hugz? Looks similar to this one dated 1/5/1949
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Yep, It is the same mob Spedding Ltd. My advert was in the December 1946 edition of Seacraft. Looks like they were still using the picture of the same motor ie a C. Looks like the Brass skeletal bracket without the hook over transom G clamp bits. Anyone know if they made those for bolt on only use?

Thanks Charles.

Anyone know about an Olympic spark plug of that era? Were they Australian?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-1948 ... 0720031408 (in a farm magazine)

In Seacraft Aug 1948
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Still collecting and collating. Just to pique your interest:

Left click to enlarge and then again.
40+ July '52 and 102 sub ejector and long range tank.
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Cut away little 40, April '1955
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Aluminum dinghy's (tinnies) in January 1955 :shock: :shock:
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The Empire!! August 1953
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Some great work there Hugo. It's also very interesting to see the advert for the Anzani sports twin. I have not seen a picture of one of those before, but I have seen an engine stripped down at another enthusiasts house. Very rare indeed now.

When did Anzani finally cease production, was it in the seventies or earlier?
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As I progress through the decades that will be revealed. Looks as though I now have an in with The Naval Historical Society of Australia (Inc.) which might shed some more insights.

My interest are Anzani, Riptide (Australian) and British Seagull. I also see the Coventry inboard mentioned a few times but not your outboard yet :P

This is interesting from an Australian point of view. August 1960
Restrictions lifted August 1960.JPG
A later address too. The doors of research keep opening.
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Anzani Prices July '55
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July '51, For you Adrian :lol:
Coventry Outboard July '51.JPG
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