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Car outside Robinson Bros, Handcross
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Car outside Robinson Bros, Handcross

A well-dressed lady is standing outside Robinson Bros shop, from where Pratts Motor Spirit can be purchased. At that time petrol was generally purchased from hardware and similar stores in cases of 4 cans, each holding 2 gallons. In 1934 the owners of Standard Oil decided to re-brand the product and used the initial letters of ā€œSā€ and ā€œOā€ to arrive at Esso which soon became a global household name thereby ending the use of Pratts as a trade name.
One car is causing a lot of noise and dust whilse overtaking, in more ways than one, the horse and cart on the right, which form of transport was soon to be made obsolete by motor transport.
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Picture added on 11 October 2012 at 15:05
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