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Smog-free' land for S.F. inventor
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph article dated August 15, 1960 partially reads, "'Goodbye smog!' was the happy cry of a San Fernando inventor in his 80's when he finally got a patent last year on his intricate machine for ridding the Los Angeles air of noxious fumes. 'Goodby [sic] smog!' is his cry today, only the smog isn't going - he is. James Woods, 83, is leaving his San Fernando home of 31 years because he's 'fed up - up to here!' Woods feels his brainchild has been 'completely ignored' by Smith Griswold, APCD chief, and by Los Angeles County Supervisor Warren M. Dorn."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Patent licenses--California--San Fernando
Patents--California--San Fernando
Pollution control equipment--California--San Fernando
Pollution prevention--California--San Fernando
Pollution--California--San Fernando
Smog--California--San Fernando
Men--California--San Fernando
Inventors--United States
San Fernando (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
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