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  1. It seems that Rambler was the first make to introduce the sedan on the American market end of 1911. In Automobile Topics the body was described as an inside drive four-passenger coupe, but in a Rambler's advert of early 1912 it is praised as the cheap alternative for the chauffeur driven limousine. Again the similarity of the bodywork with your body is obvious. Remarkable is of course the asymmetric window configuration because of the different position of the entrance doors.
  2. Before the first World War in the USA this type of body was called an inside-drive limousine, at some point around 1914 they started to be called sedan. A front door for the driver and a center door on the other side for the passengers was the common configuration. Added a 1912 Auburn limousine with quite similar looks. Normally every body style in the USA was very specific for each make, so it could be that your limousine body was used on an Auburn before, but I have not enough examples of other makes to be sure.
  3. The car is probably a 1918 Buick. Still with right hand steering for obvious reasons, whereas in the US all Buicks used left hand steering from about 1914.
  4. This body looks a bit like the body by Phénix, presented at the Paris Salon of 1912. The chassis was different, which was Bellanger. Your car certainly is somewhat later, 1914 or maybe already 1919, looking at the body style, the electric (side) lights and the closed wheels. I have no idea of the make at the moment, though.
  5. Many electric cars hardly changed shape during almost a decade, so that makes a search difficult. However I'm now pretty sure now that we see a 1909 or 1910 Woods Queen Victoria roadster, based on several details like side steering lever, high front trunk, spring shape, side lamp shape and some more. So not as old as you would expect, but still at least 4 years old when this photo was taken!
  6. "Watch the German silver, V-shaped radiators, you see them everywhere" Oakland wrote in their 1914 catalogue. This radiator type was first used in 1913. It seems to be a large car, could be the six. Interesting the double bend in the chassis, I hadn't noticed that before!
  7. The difference between the Light Six and the Light Twelve was that the Six had wooden wheels and fabric tires, whereas the Twelve had wire wheels and cord tires.
  8. The only car out of the line is the car on the left, which appears to be a ca 1907 Wolseley-Siddeley. The other three cars are all 1907 Cadillac models, from left to right the model G touring, the model K runabout and the model H touring. The only missing 1907 Cadillac model is the model M touring!
  9. Interesting vehicle with intriguing hood and rad shape. This picture I found on the internet saying that it is a McLaughlin-Buick. If it is, it must be of an earlier date because of the fender shape (around 1910-1912), and moreover the hood and rad shape differ from the usual shape, which is of course Buick-like. Also the hub caps differ, but on the other hand these lamps can be found on Buick models. Did they maybe have a separate utility division producing this type of vehicle? Anyway, in my files these are absent, so I cannot verify this assumption.
  10. Two makes come to mind because of the shape of the radiator shell: Pope-Hartford and Haynes. It appears to be a 1908 Haynes type W 45hp or a type U 60hp. It's difficult to see which one because of the visibility of the car.
  11. Stoddard-Dayton indeed, but 1909 is a bit difficult if the photo was taken in 1907 😉 1907 will be correct, as this high rad filler tube was used from end 1906 until somewhere in 1908.
  12. The car is a 1913 Paige(-Detroit) model 25 touring. Compare the tiny rear door as well as other details like the tight bend of the rear fender. An almost similar Paige of 1912 was photographed in Christchurch, New Zealand, proving they were sold over there.
  13. Thanks for the second image, which indeed seems to be the same car though without windscreen. Radiator shape can be seen better now: round top, round sides with an inward curve at the bottom and straight lower side. This makes also clear that this car is lacking in my archive. Conclusion is that it is definitely American and either an obscure make, a lesser known model of a well-known make, or a car with homework. Personally I'd opt for the first possibility, but whatever the case I have no hope of solving this mystery for the moment. Hopefully someone else comes up with new information or a b
  14. The lamps seem to be Rushmore searchlights and were used indeed on locomotives, but were also used for marine purposes and for cars. The presence of these lamps seems to indicate that the photo was made in the US, but gives no definite answer about the car being American or European. Unfortunately the vagueness of the photo makes it impossible to see the exact shape of the radiator: is it completely round or not? The radiator filler cap is unusual, the hood (bonnet) seems to be smooth, no louvres visible.
  15. The fourth photo really puzzles me. Even can't decide if the car is European or American. Do you have any idea of the location of the photo?
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