Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Q&A

From CieloDrive.com:

Yall ever heard of this place? It was in the pile of photographs I restored this past summer. It was marked with the LaBianca case number. If I've ever heard about this place, I've long forgotten about it. I'm trying to figure out it relevance to the LaBianca case. I'm assuming Spahn Ranch probably got stuff from here. Just a guess. Perhaps someone can identify where this place was located because I don't think it still exists.


If anyone knows the significance of "Chatsworth Equipment Rentals", please let us know...

UPDATE: Ad sent in by DebS...







8 comments:

DebS said...

I found a small ad for the company in a 1965 Van Nuys newspaper. It was located at 21321 Devonshire in Chatsworth , owned by George Peck.
My guess for a connection to the Manson Family would be that stolen items from the company were found in their possession at some point.
Sending ad to Matt.

bobot420 said...

Debs is right. Its now a car wash on the corner on Eton and Devonshire. You can match the Billboard and the sewer lid on the street. Good job DebS. Cool pic too Matt

bobot420 said...
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bobot420 said...

the old building that says ....cles in the background is still there too. So thats really cool it stood the test of time.

ST. Circumstance said...

Impressive indeed Deb :)

Professional researcher in the house!!

Ole J.C. said...

I was going to say it's now a Carwash! I am sure that the Family Could have bought or stole dunebuggy making equipment here, rented portable welders, generators, tools... the list goes on.

cielodrivecom said...

Awesome, thanks Deb!

Farflung said...

I see two establishments in the photo…two.

One is presently (or more recently) the “Lily White (as in Helter Skelter, white album, race war!) Cleaning Service” (has ‘EQUIPMENT RENTALS’ on the roof). I’ll allow some time to rub down the goose bumps.

This is next door to (21221) and what became the ‘Blackie Car- Goler Wash’!

OK, I was just kidding, it is “Marv’s Car Wash” now which is listed in ‘citysearch’ with 3 ½ stars, which is a full star away from any race riots, but something to keep in mind, none the less.

I would guess (guessing here) that the equipment rental would allow one to get a trailer to tow some dune buggies to the desert and/or rent some trailers to haul some of Spahn’s horses (swiped after killing Shorty).

That’s all I got.