1954 Chevrolet Bel Air 4-Door Sedan (5 of 5)

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1954 Chevrolet Bel Air 4-Door Sedan (5 of 5)

Photographed at the Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse "Toys for Tots" Car Cruise in Springfield, Illinois on October 10, 2009. This is an annual event held in association with the Cool Cruisers Car Club.

Please visit my collection of Motor Vehicles on Flickr where you will find more than 10,000 photographs thoughtfully organized into albums, and presented by model year, manufacturer, vehicle type, and more. This project, which began in 2008, continues to expand with new material added daily.

Posted by myoldpostcards on 2009-11-05 22:30:16

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1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-Door Hardtop (3 of 9)

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1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-Door Hardtop (3 of 9)

Photographed at the Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse "Toys for Tots" Car Cruise in Springfield, Illinois on October 10, 2009. This is an annual event held in association with the Cool Cruisers Car Club.

Please visit my Motor Vehicles Collection on Flickr where you will find more than 10,000 photographs that have been thoughtfully categorized into dozens of sets, and carefully organized by model year, manufacturer, vehicle type, and more. This project, which began in 2008, continues to expand with new material added daily.

Posted by myoldpostcards on 2012-03-13 20:06:00

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Santiago de Chile

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Santiago de Chile

Lugar+Citadino
The city, beyond your house | La ciudad, más allá de tu casa
Picture number | Fotografía número 1,324

About the photograph:
An elder is obtaining our key duplicates
Locksmith without name
Next to Unimarc supermarket
At the corner of Gran Avenida and Departamental avenues
Departamental subway station
San Miguel + Santiago + Metropolitan region
Chile

Acerca de la fotografía:
Una persona de edad está obteniendo duplicado de sus llaves
Cerrajería sin nombre
Costado Supermercado Unimarc
Gran Avenida José Miguel Carrera esquina Avenida Departamental
Metro Departamental
San Miguel + Santiago + Región Metropolitana
Chile

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Neighbourhood issues
An man is waiting our keys at a locksmith´s that is specialized in home and car keys (primarily in emergency cases, when the folks needs a key for a relative, or when the house lock was changed). In Santiago, it´s very common to see this kind of shops next to supermarkets, home improvement stores, subway stations and newstands.

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Asuntos del barrio
Un anciano -probablemente sobre los 70 años de vida- esperaba en un soleado mediodía de ayer (sobre Santiago) las llaves que había encargado en una cerrajería de barrio que se especializa en obtener duplicados de llaves de casa y automóvil (fundamentalmente motivadas por casos de emergencia -en ese funesto momento de cuando te quedas sin llaves y no puedes entrar a tu propia casa-, o bien cuando las personas necesitan una llave para un familiar (imaginemos que una llave para que pueda guardar el auto en la casa cuando viene de visita), o -dentro de muchas posibilidades- cuando las cerraduras de casa fueron cambiadas por X, Y ó Z motivo).

Estos negocios son mucho más comunes de lo que se piensan. En el Gran Santiago, es usual ver a este tipo de talleres ubicados cerca (sino adentro) de supermercados (desde el más pequeño, como el está ubicado a un costado de donde se tomó esta fotografía), ferreterías (desde las monstruosas que pertenecen a grandes cadenas hasta la de barrio, esas que saben cuál clavo cabe en el muro de tu pieza sin siquiera haberles dicho las especificaciones técnicas), estaciones de Metro, ferias libres (en este caso, los microempresarios a cargo de estos negocios de cerrajería simplemente itineran por sectores diferentes de una misma -o varias- comuna(s)), paraderos de buses y kioscos de diarios.

Existen algunas "cadenas" de duplicados de llaves, aunque son las menos, ya que el negocio o mercado en general es lo suficientemente atomizado (repartido en muchas manos) como para generar un incentivo que invite a masificar estos negocios. Sí llegaran a existir estas cadenas, siempre estarán ubicada en algún gran hipermercado debido a los altos arriendos que las empresas solicitan para poder mantener un local. Además, los márgenes promedio de esta industria no suelen ser elevados (no más allá de un 10%).

Por lo general, en Chile se suele pedir entre CLP$500 y CLP$1,000 por una llave de casa (sí es que se quiere duplicar), asunto en el que la calidad del … Read More

1958 Chevrolet Bel Air Impala Sport Coupe (1 of 12)

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1958 Chevrolet Bel Air Impala Sport Coupe (1 of 12)

The Impala was introduced in 1958 and positioned as the top of the line of the Bel Air series. Beginning in 1959, the Impala was positioned as a separate series above the Bel Air.

Photographed at the Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse "Toys for Tots" Car Cruise in Springfield, Illinois on October 10, 2009. This is an annual event held in association with the Cool Cruisers Car Club.

Please visit my collection of Motor Vehicles on Flickr where you will find more than 10,000 photographs thoughtfully organized into albums, and presented by model year, manufacturer, vehicle type, and more. This project, which began in 2008, continues to expand with new material added daily.

Posted by myoldpostcards on 2010-11-20 03:35:30

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1938 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Business Coupe Street Rod (2 of 8)

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1938 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Business Coupe Street Rod (2 of 8)

Photographed at the Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse "Toys for Tots" Car Cruise in Springfield, Illinois on October 9, 2010. This is an annual event held in association with the Cool Cruisers Car Club.

Please visit my Motor Vehicles Collection on Flickr where you will find more than 10,000 photographs that have been thoughtfully categorized into dozens of sets, and carefully organized by model year, manufacturer, vehicle type, and more. This project, which began in 2008, continues to expand with new material added daily.

Posted by myoldpostcards on 2013-07-10 21:07:00

Tagged: , Auto , Autos , Automobile , Motor Vehicle , Car , Cars , Antique Car , Classic Car , Old Car , Collectible Car , Vintage Car , myoldpostcards , von Liski , General Motors , GM , 1938 , Chevrolet , Chevy , Master , Deluxe , 2-Door , Business , Coupe , Custom , Rod , Street Rod , Owner , Earles , Gary Earles , Cool Cruisers , Car Club , Lowe’s , Home Improvement Warehouse , Toys for Tots , Cruise-In , Springfield , IL , Illinois , 10/9/10 , October 9, 2010 , Grille , Front End , Nose … Read More