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Hessing Thurber

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:42 am
by Faulkner
Recently, Robert Austin Jr. from the Forward Look Facebook group shared with me some photos of the Hessing-Thurber dealership, where Faulkner was sold to David Sterling. Robert also has an old sign for Hessing that is now affixed to his garage door. And, he also has a dealer-installed trunk emblem for Hessing-Thurber! I hope to receive a good quality photo of the emblem from Robert, so that I can attempt to reproduce it.

Looks like a '59 Plymouth wagon on the lot. I'll take it! Is that a '57 or '58 next to it?
A '60 on the used car lot! Robert says the picture was taken about 1961. What's to the left of it?

Re: Hessing Thurber

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:24 am
by william0431
Neat pictures Dan! I love how you know so much history of Faulkner. Do you know what the address or cross roads these were taken at? I would love to compare the "then" photos to what google street view is like now.

Re: Hessing Thurber

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:29 am
by william0431
I just googled the dealership name and found a thread Dan that you had posted on ( and answered the address question haha. Any luck reproducing the dealer emblem?

Re: Hessing Thurber

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:55 am
by Faulkner
Will, I had a subsequent conversation with Robert Austin (who supplied the photos) - these were taken at the used car lot at Capitol Blvd and Idaho Street (You can see the capitol in one shot). According to my invoice, the dealership itself was at 1109 Idaho, which puts it at 11th and Idaho. Post some pix if you find 'em!


Re: Hessing Thurber

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:54 am
by Faulkner
A Christmas miracle! Someone happened to see my post on the Boise community forum, asking about a Hessing-Thurber deck lid medallion. He had removed one years ago from a car he no longer owns. I shared with him Faulkner's story, and he decided the medallion belonged with me! We negotiated the price, and today the piece is mine:


Soon to be placed on Faulkner's deck. I'm a lucky man!

Re: Hessing Thurber

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:32 pm
by Mark Merritt
Very cool Dan, good score !!!! Mark