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McLaughlin-Buick from family album.

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Attached are a couple of photos of my great great uncle's McLaughlin-Buick.The first was taken ca.1917,the second taken all decked out to celebrate Armistice Day 1918.

Jim

Sumner's McLaughlin Buick.jpg

Sumner McLaughlin-Buick Armistice Day 1918.jpg

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46 minutes ago, Leif Holmberg said:

What`s the white  in the front wheels? And for what is it?

Leif in Sweden

Common parade decoration sometimes made of crepe' paper. Here's another version of a decorated car....

parade car.jpg

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58 minutes ago, Leif Holmberg said:

What`s the white  in the front wheels? And for what is it?

Leif in Sweden

They were on their way to the London Ontario Armistice Day celebration, in November 1918.I have another photo of London City Hall and streets festooned with flags and bunting. The end of the war was a huge deal.The boys were coming home !

Jim

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9 hours ago, nzcarnerd said:

Shortish hood so I guess it is a four cylinder model?

I can only assume you are right.The sixes were bigger cars. (There are no family members still living that would remember)!

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The flags are the Red Ensign, Canada's flag until 1965.The crest featured a collage of the provincial crests and was modified 3 times over the years.

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JH is correct about the name. However:

 

The flag of Canada, often referred to as the Canadian flag, or unofficially as the Maple Leaf and l'Unifolié (French for "the one-leafed"), is a national flag consisting of a red field with a white square at its centre in the ratio of 1:2:1, in the middle of which is featured a stylized, red, 11-pointed maple leaf charged in the centre.[1] It is the first specified by law for use as the country's national flag.

In 1964, Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson formed a committee to resolve the ongoing issue of the lack of an official Canadian flag, sparking a serious debate about a flag change to replace the Union Flag. Out of three choices, the maple leaf design by George Stanley,[2] based on the flag of the Royal Military College of Canada, was selected. The flag made its first official appearance on February 15, 1965; the date is now celebrated annually as National Flag of Canada Day.

The Canadian Red Ensign was unofficially used since the 1890s and approved by a 1945 Order in Council for use "wherever place or occasion may make it desirable to fly a distinctive Canadian flag".[3][4] Also, the Royal Union Flag remains an official flag in Canada. There is no law dictating how the national flag is to be treated. There are, however, conventions and protocols to guide how it is to be displayed and its place in the order of precedence of flags, which gives it primacy over the aforementioned and most other flags.

Many different flags created for use by Canadian officials, government bodies, and military forces contain the maple leaf motif in some fashion, either by having the Canadian flag charged in the canton, or by including maple leaves in the design.

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I wasn't going to go into a history lesson about the Canadian flag on this forum. I display a period correct Red Ensign license topper on my '40 Packard.There are those monarchists among us that never really embraced the "Pearson Pennant",as the current flag was nicknamed.I remember well the "great flag debate" in 1964. It was suggested by Conservatives and (secretly) some Liberals that the all red flag was meant to represent Liberal governments from sea to sea.Opposition leader John Diefenbaker nearly had a fit when the Union Jack was removed from the upper left corner of our flag !

We now have a generation of service men and women who fought and some died under the present flag, so old partisan rivalries should be put to rest.

Jim

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On ‎11‎/‎26‎/‎2017 at 4:59 PM, keiser31 said:

Common parade decoration sometimes made of crepe' paper. Here's another version of a decorated car....

parade car.jpg

 

Being a McLaughlin-Buick, I would guess that this is either a D or E-35 small 4 cylinder or maybe even being a 1918 Buick E-4 truck as the truck was built on the same chassis as the car.  Can not really tell for sure but my leanings are more to a car as the bunting in the back goes up as to where the top would be.

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8 hours ago, Larry Schramm said:

 

Being a McLaughlin-Buick, I would guess that this is either a D or E-35 small 4 cylinder or maybe even being a 1918 Buick E-4 truck as the truck was built on the same chassis as the car.  Can not really tell for sure but my leanings are more to a car as the bunting in the back goes up as to where the top would be.

Keiser31's photo appears to me to be a Model T Ford.

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47 minutes ago, J.H.Boland said:

Keiser31's photo appears to me to be a Model T Ford.

 

Could be.  The two cars are very close to the same size.  The small 4 cylinder line was made to compete against the Model T.

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