AnswerID: 483173 Submitted: Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 at 10:44
Doug - Thanks for the story and the research effort. The hangar pictured, that was built by "Forwood Down", appears to be incorrectly dated.
In 1933, activity in the aero industry and the construction industry, was at a very low level, and I doubt that the hangar was built in 1933.
Numerous photos in libraries are incorrectly date captioned, and many are even incorrectly described.
This following photo shows the hangar being built, and the construction dates listed state that construction started in June 1937, and it was completed in early 1938. I would expect that this dating is more correct.
Forwood, Downs & Co (the correct company name - but it's often written as "Forwood Down") built a similar hangar at Maylands (Perth
) in 1939.
Somewhat amazingly, there appears to be no record, in the papers of the day, of the construction of this hangar at Parafield.
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FollowupID: 758410 Submitted:
Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 at 11:15
Member - Doug T (NT) posted:
All I can do is go by what I find during research , the Hangar you show in the Link is a Guinea Airways Hangar, the one I show I believe it was for Aero Club of South Australia
Hangar construction 1928
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FollowupID: 758414 Submitted:
Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 at 12:06
Ron N posted:
Doug - The hangar you've shown above, in the second picture of your initial post, is the Guinea Airways hangar, built in '37/'38.
This hangar has an extended main roofline, that extends from the vertical posts each end of the main trusses, and which extension ends in a vertical wall.
The 1928 hangar is a simpler construction, with the main roofline ending in a sloped side wall.
1928 hangar - http://images.slsa.sa.gov.au/brg/201/13/BRG201_13_2_12.htm
1938 hangar - http://images.slsa.sa.gov.au/brg/201/13/BRG201_13_2_57.htm
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