David Featherstone collection on TDU
  Mal Rowe

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From: Ronald Scholten

Firstly I would like to take this point in Thanking David for sharing his collection with us

Yes some interesting ones from the TMSV sales which I was in control of

Many years back when Dave Menzies was the Sales Officer for the TMSV & worked for the MMTB ‘ 616 ‘ & ‘ 332 ‘ became the HO for them after Bob P
gave up 13 High St Prahran - with the help of DM & the Chairman of the MMTB - Sir Robert Risson - we were able to get a licence to copy & sell slides from
Kodak at ‘ 332 ‘ & on charters - plus a book licence - which I could sell but Not sell shoes after hours

On doing so - the sales from ‘ 332 ‘ grew from $ 20 a week to well over $ 2000

We became Kodaks best customer in reproductions of slides & B&W tram photos

I had to buy a cabinet to house the overseas books & an electric display for the slides & come up with a code = MF meant Melbourne Footscray -

BO Bendigo - BL Ballarat - so forth - I kept a book on what we sold - but moving - can’t find it now

At lunch time - 12 noon to about 2:30 Pm ‘ 332 ‘ was packed out - often Dave M - Ellen Butland - now in NZ- often helped out with Sales as I was also busy
selling shoes - the store was often packed out

A very interesting period for the Tram Industry & ‘ 332 ‘

What you see today at Bylands is due to the success of the TMSV Sales at ‘ 332 ‘ & my Father V G J Scholten who allowed this to happen

Thanks to a lot of people - too many to mention now - who made it a Success