Saturday, September 29, 2012

Swastika Laundry van

But in Ireland, not in Nazi Germany. The Swastika Laundry was founded in 1912, and was located on Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge, a district of Dublin. The delivery vans, of which an example is seen here, were electric powered. With Ireland being neutral in WW2 the simultaneous use of the swastika - used by the laundry in its original good luck context (although you can't help wondering about the colour scheme) - by Nazi Germany didn't cause any problems for them, and apparently it continued to be used into the 1980s.

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