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Enlargement of Premises.

A representative of this journal visited the premises of Messrs Oates, Lowry & Co., cycle and motor manufacturers and dealers, Burnett Street. Owing to the rapid increase in volume of the firm's repairing business, especially as regards motors, it has been necessary to considerably enlarge the premises. The show room has been doubled in size, and has now a floor area of 608 square feet. On entering the front door, from the street, the eye of the visitor is struok by an imposing array of new cycles, the well-known Zealandia and Atalanta machines being well represented. These bicycles are arranged upon a long dais, running the whole length of the left side of the shop. On the right is another dais, on which are displayed the well known " Minerva" motor cycles. The walls of the show room have been tastefully and artistically decorated, being distempered in a pleasing shade of green, with handsome freize and dado in appropriate colours. Leaving the show room, we enter the motor garage and cycle repair shop, a large, well-lighted bnilding, with a pair of sliding doors at the rear giving access to the Somerset Hotel right of way, permitting of the largest motor cars being run into the garage for repairs. This is practically the only completely equipped motor garage in the district. When our representative called, Mr M. A. Korff and the mechanical staff were busily employed in installing new lathes and shaping machines, which will enable the firm to successfully cope with any description of motor and cycle repairs and general engineering work. Up till recently, Mr Schwartz, manager of the branch, supervised the repair department, but it has become necessary for him to devote the whole of his time to the business management of the concern. With this end in .view the firm have secured.the services of Mr M. A. Korff, lately proprietor of the Moa Cycle Works, who will, in future, superintend the repairing arid engineering department of the concern. With the increased staff and muoh improved facilities, repairs and other work can now be executed promptly, the delay occasioned to the firm's clients of late being obviated.

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Enlargement of Premises., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6571, 16 May 1905

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Enlargement of Premises. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6571, 16 May 1905