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08-AUG-2011 Walter O. Koenig

August 8

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Helms Bakery Coach, Culver City, California

Helms Bakery used these coaches to deliver bread in the Los Angeles area.
The driver would blow a whistle and the customers could then wave down the coach and purchase the baked goods.
The advent of Supermarkets, high costs and cheaper bread by the competition put Helms out of business in 1969.
Today the sprawling bakery complex is occupied by furniture showrooms, galleries, restaurants etc.
A lot of the history of the bakery has also been preserved. I came across this delivery coach in a furniture showroom while searching for bookshelves.
You can learn more about Helms: Click Here

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Hernan E. Enriquez09-Aug-2011 16:19
Great shot! We had hot bread delivered every morning in Chile. I'm with Cindi, would love to have that truck!
John Armstrong09-Aug-2011 12:56
Maybe they should made some bookcases in the shape of the bus, I'm sure they would sell! V
pkocinski09-Aug-2011 12:36
Those were the good times and the smell of warm, fresh baked bread is one of the best in the world!
FrankB09-Aug-2011 12:07
that looks so cool..like a bus baby!.....I can just imagine it tooling around LA in the 50's....V :)
Lamar Nix09-Aug-2011 11:18
Amusing appearance of this truck was certainly part of the appeal of its successful curbside pastry sales. V
Stephanie09-Aug-2011 10:51
What a cool bread truck! It's nice to remember the good old days....
Vince09-Aug-2011 10:24
Very well seen and captured Walter. Vote.
norbi09-Aug-2011 09:19
Excellent shot of this oldtimer, thks for explanation. v. norbi
Michal Leszczynski09-Aug-2011 08:32
Very nice capture, Walter, great image. V.
John Reynolds09-Aug-2011 05:59
Wonderful vehicle nicely captured.
Bryan Murahashi09-Aug-2011 05:11
Very nice photo of this shiny classic. V
Gérard Koehl09-Aug-2011 04:46
Ce bus est originale... V
joseantonio09-Aug-2011 03:09
Very nice image
Cindi Smith09-Aug-2011 02:57
I want one to just drive around in. They're cute!
Jim Coffman09-Aug-2011 02:07
Very nice capture,Walter! V
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