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Turn-auto with 1926 Model T roadster in place

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Turn-auto with 1926 Model T roadster in place
Smithsonian Institution, Photo by Terry McCrea, Negative #: 2003-36253

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The turn-auto, from a contemporary advertisement
The turn-auto, from a contemporary advertisement

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Turn-Auto
Catalog #: 330,737, Accession #: 299305
Currently on display
From the Smithsonian Collection
This turn-auto was used in the Brozek Garage, founded by Joseph F. Brozek in Brooklyn New York in 1910. The turn-auto was used from circa 1923-1933.
Physical Description
artifact.
appx. 16' L x 7' 5" W x 7' 5"H; metal and wood; a car was driven up onto the turn-auto and then the mechanic used the crank to turn the car so that the undercarriage could be more easily accessed.
Details
Date Made:
1923
Dates Used:
1923 - 1933
Locations:
New York
Note:
Brooklyn
History
Early cars required frequent maintenance and repairs. Many machinists, blacksmiths, bicycle mechanics, and others started auto repair shops, and inventions like the turn-auto were designed to make the professional mechanic's life easier.
Related People, Places, and Events
User
Joseph F. Brozek
owner of Brozek garage where the turn-auto was used

Place of Use
Brooklyn, New York (1923 - 1933)


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