Historic Victoria Businesses
Thomas Plimley Limited

Thomas Plimley Limited was long running Victoria business which sold bicycles, motorcycles and automobiles. It was originally located at 727 Johnson Street. In the 1920’s it was located at the intersection of  Broughton Street and Broad Street, likely where the Broughton Square Parkade is now. In the 1930’s Thomas Plimley Limited moved to 1010 Yates Street.

1010 Yates Street, built circa 1901. It is now a restaurant but was used for much of its history as a car dealership. (photo) Victoria Online Sightseeing)

1010 Yates Street, built circa 1901. It is now a restaurant but was used for much of its history as a car dealership. (photo) Victoria Online Sightseeing)

Here are some Historic Advertisements from Thomas Plimley Limited. We will add more over time.

1913 advertisement for Indian motorcycles, sold by Thomas Plimley Ltd., 727-731 Johnson Street and 730 Yates Street. (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1913 advertisement for Indian motorcycles, sold by Thomas Plimley Ltd., 727-731 Johnson Street and 730 Yates Street. (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1913 advertisement for Indian motorcycles, sold by Thomas Plimely Ltd., 727-731 Johnson Street and 730 Yates Street. (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1913 advertisement for Indian motorcycles, sold by Thomas Plimely Ltd., 727-731 Johnson Street and 730 Yates Street. (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1914 advertisement for Overland Coupe, sold by Thomas Plimley Ltd., 727-731 Johnson Street and 730 Yates Street. (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1914 advertisement for Overland Coupe, sold by Thomas Plimley Ltd., 727-731 Johnson Street and 730 Yates Street. (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1926 advertisement for Chrysler "70" automobiles, placed by Thomas Plimley Ltd., Broughton Street at Broad Street, (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1926 advertisement for Chrysler “70” automobiles, placed by Thomas Plimley Ltd., Broughton Street at Broad Street, (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1926 advertisement for Firestone tires, sold at Thomas Plimley Ltd, Broughton Street at Broad Street. (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1926 advertisement for Firestone tires, sold at Thomas Plimley Ltd, Broughton Street at Broad Street. (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1926 Advertisement For Firestone Tires, Thomas Plimley Limited, Broughton Street and Broad Street.

Note the description of the Firestone “Gum Dipped Balloons”

1937 advertisement for Austin cars, by Thomas Plimley Ltd., 1010 Yates Street (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1937 advertisement for Austin cars, by Thomas Plimley Ltd., 1010 Yates Street (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1939 advertisement for Austin 8 cars, by Thomas Plimley Ltd., 1010 Yates Street (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1939 advertisement for Austin 8 cars, by Thomas Plimley Ltd., 1010 Yates Street (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1940 advertisement for Packard, by Thomas Plimley Ltd., 1010 Yates Street (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1940 advertisement for Packard, by Thomas Plimley Ltd., 1010 Yates Street (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

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