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Re: Shanghai
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Maybe the Shanghai Auto Museum has some info on Mr Moody? They do have Packards in the collection, per this post on the AACA Website.

But see the image of the Auburn on the Museums Homepage is reversed. Was wondering if it was some sort of Chinese script then twigged!

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Yeah, the Auburn seems to be Chinese-speaking. In the olden times, when Mr. Moody was at the helm, then they were English-speaking.


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It's not over until the fat lady sings. Please find below photographs that show the tire repair and retreading department from the Mark Moody Packard-Fiat dealership in Shanghai.



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Gerd I can't believe the pictures you can come up with would not be surprised if you have one of my grandfather amazing glad you are here. My Lincoln dealer has a nice waiting area they will also pick up your car and deliver when complete service always ask to wash your car when in for anything even oil change

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Al (acolds), the cosy little car chat with you and many other Packard loving people around the globe is a big pleasure for years. Next to the source of multiplexed information, it is the friendly atmosphere that makes this website to a weekly pilgrimage destination. Glad you are here, Al.

Some few comments related to the enlarged image details above:

pic # 3 - rotary brush on a flexion wave to clean and reuse excised valve shafts
pic # 4 - tire carcasses with new rubber layer, prepared for retread and tire levers in the background

Below:
pic # 5 - the rack stores tubes, covered with talcum powder (meanwhile suspected of being carcinogenic) and vulcanization forms
pic # 6 - tube repair tools, such as rotary cutters and handwheels to press the patches (so-called -> stichers) and a bottle, probably filled with solvent to clean adhesive residues after glueing
pic # 7 - vulcanizers
pic # 8 - made in USA
pic # 9 - spare parts and tools for the vulcanizers?



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I'm wondering what happened to Mr Moody and his business when Mr Mao took over in 1949. [posted on: 2016/8/4 by BDC]

We knew that he was faster then the Japanese troops, escaped in 1941 and came back to USA.
Today we come a little closer but still no cigar. Be it his bouncebackability or the fact that he had something if not all to loose, howsoever, Mr. Moody returned to Shanghai after the war or he continued proceedings from afar. In 1947 he held the fort, don't know yet if personally or by help of representatives. At this time he was 55 years old (1892-1955). The telephone directory as well as the below shown abstract from the land register list his name and his considerable business.
But latest in Januar 1949 when the Red Chinese hordes swept everything away on their march through Manchuria it was time to pack up.

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String-pulling in China.

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The quality of the pic above is bad but the radiator seems to be painted.
When the Japanese troops attacked Shanghai Mr. Moody escaped for the first time but he was fearless enough to record the goings-on. The following announcement of a film company as well as a snippet from the New York Times prove his business acumen once again:

Crystal To distribute "Ravaged Earth"
"Ravaged Earth", a Mark L. Moody production, will be distributed by Crystal Pictures, Inc., New York City, in the following Eastern territories : New York, New Jersey, New England, Pennsylvania, Virginia West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland and District of Columbia.
The deal was closed by J. C. Cook associate of Mr. Moody, and Melvin Hirsh, president of Crystal Pictures. The film deals with Jap atrocities in the Far East.


New York Times, Nov. 27, 1942
"Ravaged Earth", which opened yesterday at the Gaiety Theatre, is a brutally frank factual exposition of the shocking atrocities inflicted by the Japanese upon their helpless Chinese victims. It is also a solemn and frightening warning of what Americans could expect to experience if the Nipponese war lords were permitted to roam the earth uncontested. Most of the material for this document was photographed by Mark L. Moody, an American business man in Shanghai for twenty-three years before the Japs overran the city. Mr. Moody has supplemented his material with many stock shots from newsreel libraries depicting the initial bombings of Shanghai and the press of frightened refugees around the International Settlement, which then afforded them a temporary haven.Much of the film therefore is a repetition of previous pictorial news compilations dealing with the Sino-Japanese war and it is in many respects an inexpertly edited and photographed work. But, through sheer weight of indisputable evidence showing thousands of dead and mutilated bodies of noncombatants, "Ravaged Earth" strikes with overpowering impact."


Well, Mark Moody had something to lose. Gents, be so kind to embed language and imagery into the spirit of wartimes. No political statement intended! Perhaps the film is best described by none other than Eleanor Roosevelt (source: gwu.edu), who wrote in her October 7, 1942 "My Day":

In the afternoon, my daughter and I saw a picture which was taken in China by Mr. Mark L. Moody, an American businessman who has spent some 25 years in the Far East. He had exceptional opportunities for taking pictures when the Japanese took Shanghai and various nearby cities.
The film is called "Ravaged Earth," and he tells me his desire is to awaken the people in this country to a knowledge of the kind of adversary they have in the Japanese. They are certainly appalling pictures. If we need any awakening, this film should certainly open our eyes.



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pic # 1 - movieposterservice.com
pic # 2 - news.sina.com.cn

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Gerd,

In the last photo, that of the house, there's a big dog house at the side.

Maybe it was home to a bloodhound?

If it was it would be descriptive of your detective work in "sniffing out" all sorts of things on Mr Moody and his activities. You certainly don't give up!

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In the last photo, that of the house, there's a big dog house at the side.

Maybe it was home to a bloodhound? ...

One of the photographs shows his wife Alla Mae with a Chow Chow (attached). Mr. Moody was known as hunter.




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