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  1. 8E45E

    Interesting car 1904? any guesses?

    I cannot make out anything on the front plate of the Packard, as there is not enough resolution from the scan. I guess if you have the original photo, it can be seen. Craig
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    Interesting car 1904? any guesses?

    I have no doubt in my mind it IS a publicity photo. People going out for a 'cruise' in four inches of snow would NOT have the top neatly lowered as seen in the photo, and the car appears to have been backed into position nearer the curb as there are no tire tracks in the snow immediately behind the rear tires. Craig
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    Interesting car 1904? any guesses?

    That second car, the Italian 1906 Zust, still survives: https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-the-first-viewing-at-the-public-unveiling-of-the-newly-restored-1906-17009183.html Craig
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    Unsung inventors

    It used to be called a 'money' wrench at the corner garage, which has all but disappeared. Now, a dealer, or a bigger shop will charge just to plug their $12K Snap-On ZEUS diagnostic tool to find your engine miss, or other annoying malfunction in a modern car, only to tell you what's wrong with it. It doesn't fix it for you! After all, that shop or dealer HAS to earn that money back somehow!! Craig
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    Unsung inventors

    And Thomas Crapper really did invent the flush toilet. Craig
  6. I believe hot paraffin wax may have been originally smeared onto the bare wood on the side where it mates to the metal body. Craig
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    Interesting car 1904? any guesses?

    Now wouldn`t that be REALLY COOL if the car in both #1 and #3 were the exact same car!! Craig
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    Passing the torch

    I sure hope the business still pays well enough to support him and his family. Craig
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    Unsung inventors

    There were a number of women designers or consultants at the time. Besides Helen Dryden, there was Eleanor LeMaire, Dorothy Draper at Packard, and Helene Rother at Nash. If one is interested in the women's touch in automotive design, this is a good read: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/damsels-in-design-women-pioneers/9780764354359-item.html?ikwid=damsels+in+design&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0 Craig
  10. 8E45E

    film of 1960 HCCA Reno Tour?

    Here is a 1907 Russell that is in the Western Development Museum in Moose Jaw: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?51798-Orphan-of-the-Day-06-06-1907-Russell-Touring I do hope you are successful at locating a copy of that book. Craig
  11. 8E45E

    Radiator identification

    If it was from a Ford, there should be at least one 'FoMoCo' or 'FORD' with the trademark oval around it. Craig
  12. 8E45E

    ID this mystery Hershey emblem

    Okay, it must be for a Ford, then, going by that part number. Craig
  13. 8E45E

    ID this mystery Hershey emblem

    I believe an early '60's Chevy II. Craig
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    film of 1960 HCCA Reno Tour?

    Nice to see that great example of what was truly "Canada's Own Car' still exist. Here is another Russell-Knight I took a photo of a few years ago: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?53886-Orphan-of-the-Day-08-22-1913-Russell-Knight This is an excellent book on the marque, considering there is not a ton of historical information or factory records available: https://books.google.ca/books?id=TfjkcHnt9m8C&pg=PR1&lpg=PR1&dq=russell+made+up+to+a+standard+not+down+to+a+price+juraslav&source=bl&ots=Y527cYwABj&sig=1c26OHkE6IChph-Ep8k2Z5h10JU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjkhtyXiIneAhWxCTQIHXVwB1oQ6AEwAHoECAAQAQ#v=onepage&q=russell made up to a standard not down to a price juraslav&f=false It has been out of print for a while now, but I' sure copies still exist somewhere. Craig
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    Why? Why?

    The house in California those 13 kids were found held captive in last January looked 'perfectly nice' from the street in the news footages, too!! Craig