Creator: Laura Kennedy
Introduction: The Memorial acquired a 1940 Chevrolet Ridemaster Deluxe, DS car in July 2002. It was initially transported to the Treloar C Workshop in Mitchell, which is classified as an unclean area, for condition reporting and undertaking essential work prior to relocation into the storage areas. During the investigation of the Chevrolet, an infestation of carpet beetles was discovered in the white, woollen felted underlay of the driver’s seat. Since it was winter at the time, the car was relocated to Treloar B, a storage area which is devoid of climate control and therefore quite cold. This action was taken since lower temperatures are known to slow the growth rate of insects, providing time to investigate treatment options. As a precaution, the car was wrapped in polyethylene sheets to ensure no pests escaped into the storage area.
Reference: Laura Kennedy, ‘Pest control treatment of Chevrolet Ridemaster Deluxe DS, 1940’, Big Stuff 2004
|Kennedy, Laura. (2004). Pest control treatment of Chevrolet Ridemaster Deluxe DS, 1940. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4084761|