|Title||Men building a bus at Pacific Car and Foundry factory, Renton, 1938 |
|Caption||Pacific Car and Foundry (now called PACCAR) originally made its name building railroad cars for the logging industry. In 1936, during the Great Depression, the Renton, Washington firm diversified into buses and trucks. Seattle and many other cities began to replace their trolleys and streetcars with buses powered by gasoline or electricity in the late 1930s, and Pacific Car profited from this change. At this time, the company also began to build buses for school districts and intercity transit.|
This June 1938 photo was taken inside the Pacific Car and Foundry bus factory at Renton, Washington. Two men rivet the body of what appears to be a two-level motor coach. One man stands on a ladder and the other works inside the bus body.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: RENTON, Wash., Pacific Car and Foundry Co.|
Caption by MOHAI staff.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): June 3, 1938.
|Subjects||Buses--Washington (State)--Renton; Laborers--Washington (State)--Renton; Factories--Washington (State)--Renton; Pacific Car and Foundry Company (Renton, Wash.) |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Renton |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.6755.3 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 nitrate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |