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  1. This is Clarence Huggins' Pope, photo dates to 1949 (Clarence with duster and goggles). Same car with NH plate "11 H" appears in the background of the photo of the L Head Mercer that was posted. Bill Johnson of Rhode Island had a similar car, easily distinguished by the piano hinge on the windshield. I only learned this while working on a Pope Hartford roster the past few weeks.
  2. Interesting background on the Folwells and period photo of their 1906 Packard here.
  3. I don't know if this is the one Bob recalls in or near Ridgefield, CT years ago, but this is what Miller's Henderson looked like the year after the auction, on display at Bennington, VT. I believe it was the first of all the cars auctioned off, to be up and running and back on the road.
  4. This makes good sense. That was a west coast car, and Ron did bring it up to a very nice condition. It was probably on loan to the museum, just as the car was on loan to Staley for many years. Thanks for making this connection. There was another car very similar to Ron's that was in the greater Syracuse area for many years, and I've been working for years to find where that one went. I'm sure it survives and is on the roster, but can't make the connection (yet).
  5. This 1984 Syracuse newspaper clipping mentions a 1913 Stanley and a mint 1916 Packard in the museum. Two complete mysteries for the roster keepers. Does anyone know what happened to either?
  6. Tom Reese is still the expert. I visited him at his home in MN maybe 8 years ago and saw the compilation. You might try reaching out to him directly.
  7. A similar fabric wrapped hose is used in the world of airbrushes, but might be too small a diameter. Worth looking on eBay to see what's out there even if undersized. Maybe the same sources can provide larger hose.
  8. Vampira in a Packard 840 touring car, 1954. Where did this one go?
  9. Fred Ross owned the FDR car, and you remember correctly, it was destroyed by fire.
  10. Packard 840 touring, probably in the 1950's judging from attire. There aren't many of these around, so maybe someone will know where this one ended up.
  11. You will have to keep looking, with a twist. I understand the body is now on a different chassis, and the chassis now sports a different body.
  12. A car I never saw, but have been asked about many times: this 1924 Mercedes was owned by Charlie Arnholm, who ran a motel in Barre, VT. He ran the car in the 50's and 60's, and probably parted with it by the early 1970's. Does anyone know where it is today, and maybe have a recent photo to share?
  13. 1911, with 4 bow top. License plate looks to be Illinois, and there's a monogram on the tonneau panel but both are illegible so I'm no help on identifying this car as to owner or engine number. Nice photos, thank you for sharing. TreeClimber, do you have any more information on the car's owner?
  14. A couple old gems being rescued from barns.
  15. That's why I posted it, hoping someone following the thread would recall the owner, or a car fitting that description in that location so we could add that name to the online roster page for a surviving car. Odds are the car is on the roster, but we've never known which car it is. The Stanley roster keeper and I have dozens of photos like these, of cars we know exist but for which we cannot make the connection without the help of others so another name can be added to the car's provenance. Clubs like A-C-D and RROC have had great records on ownership for a very long time, setting a kind of gold standard. For those of us working on other marques that got by comparison a late start, there is a lot of work to do and we need help. Hopefully others who have photos from decades ago will feel welcome and be motivated to post them here and reap the benefit of the collective knowledge of the followers, regardless of marque. I didn't set out to make this a thread limited to specific marques, but admit its focus has only been as broad as the photos posted and we just happen to have a lot of Packard and Stanley photos from 50+ years ago! We need others to share old photos and knowledge of specific vehicles to help make this work.