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  1. Wow, tough going with those photos. I do not see a single Ford in either photo.
  2. Very nice photo of the Model T racer. Having seen a number of car accidents in the 20s and 30s, it is interesting the sizes of spectators who assemble. One has to question whether the people didn't have anything else to do? The race car in this photo apparently is equipped with a special race body. The radiator shroud does resemble the same shape used on a Kissel, the inside engine compartment firewall is definitely not Ford, and the hood that the one fellow is holding up is not a Ford hood. The left-side glass headlight lens also does not look like Ford issued equipment.
  3. Photo proof that a Model T was everyman's car and adaptable for requirements. A Model T hooked up to a dirt scraper or scoop. Most often back in the day, a dirt scraper/scoop used for excavation was pulled by one or more mules or horses. The scoop was pretty much an open front end steel pan similar to a wheel barrow tub. One man drove the horse or mule and guided the tool with wheel barrow-like wooden handles. A somewhat more advanced excavator was the Fresno scraper. My great-uncle (a WW One vet) dug a basement for a large church using a mule and a dirt scoop. In the case of the Model T with a dirt scoop, I have to question how much real excavation could be done with that. The Model T touring is light and 60 years ago I could lift T rear section off the ground. Hence I wonder about how much traction the 3 x 3 1/2 tires could provide for a dirt scoop. I never saw Fresno scrapers on any farms that I was on, but several of them had the less expensive dirt scoop.
  4. Wow, the 21 Kissel Tourster was unique looking, sort of having a "Victoria" rear section. Since Kissel was a custom builder, is the particular car in the photo a one-off? I have never seen this model before. The windshield does not have the stabilizer rods as does the Gold Bug.
  5. Ron, thank you. I am happy to have found and now properly identified another Kissel photo and corrected one that has been misidentified. Unfortunately there is a large amount of misidentified photos of cars and trucks on the internet.
  6. I am a major fan of Kissel, even though I do not own one nor can I afford one. However, I am always on the lookout for new photos and old advertising about the Kissel. Recently I came across the attached photo of a touring car with a woman behind the wheel. I may be wrong but there are enough features on the touring car to suggest perhaps a 1924 model. ? Notable are bumper, headlights, hood, and (for their time) dual step plates rather than a solid running board. The second photo was identified as a '24 Kissel.
  7. Walter, I believe your observation of two tires mounted on the fender is correct. The bottom side of the fender appears to be made to accommodate two tires.
  8. I believe it is not a Templar. The attached photo of a yellow 1920 Templar shows that it is a relatively smaller vehicle (and definitely not a competitor of the Kissel Gold Bug). The blue-gray 26 Nash Advance Six does look a lot more like the mystery vehicle.
  9. A used '37 Ford at $339. Yes, believe I'll take one of those at that price. One question remains, what make is that shovel nose car in the background? It appears to not be a Ford nor Chevy.
  10. Ah so about Graham, Dodge, Chrysler and on to Graham-Paige. That is interesting history.
  11. It is interesting and educational to see operations inside old factories. In the case of the Graham operations in these photos, the small size of the factory work area probably equates to a relatively small volume of production. In the lower photo, identified as a Detroit assembly plant, the overhead wooden truss beams attest to rather old structural standards. The chain hoist hanging from a truss beam must have been used for lifting an engine into place. Here are several photos inside the Packard factory. The first photo shows making a 1911 Packard body from aluminum sheets, the second photo shows the production of Packard steering wheels (The Automobile, 10 Sept 1922). The last photo shows the inside of the Kissel body fabrication operation. In the relatively small work area are bodies for the speedster, sedan, and touring car.
  12. Is this a '20-something Marmon? I have never seen a radiator cap decoration like the one in this photo; have gone through my radiator/hood ornament files but can not find anything that looks like it. And I don't recognize the steel wheel type. The "Sam's Tire Shop" cover appears rather underwhelming.
  13. Dave G. posted this wonderful photo on page 343 of this forum's thread. Dave did not identify the car and I still do not know what it is. It is a large car, because apparently the young woman in the car must be sitting on a jump seat, making the car perhaps a seven passenger. Another interesting feature is the wheels. They appear to be welded steel spoke rather than wood spoke wheels. Does anyone know the make, model, and year of the car? Also information about the wheels? The wheels appear to have knock-off spinners. And what's the story on Dave? He posted quite a number great photos and now he seems to have dropped out.
  14. Turning the clock back to the later 1930s. Is that a 1934 Studebaker at extreme left?
  15. Period automobiles apparently are off frame of this photo. However, these locomotives were used quite a bit on the Pittsburgh Division of the PRR during WWII, the late 1940's into the early 1950's. In the early 1950's they were sometimes double-headed with diesels. They were not an uncommon sight at the PRR station in Pittsburgh. Coming into the station on the commuter-run passenger trains, they were often seen being serviced in the station railyard. The commuter "locals" were usually hauled by Class G-5s 4-6-0 steamers until about 1954 when they were replaced, almost overnight it seemed, by Baldwin "shark nose" diesels and diesel Alco RS-3's.
  16. Hmmm, looks like the windshield is V-shaped with left and right sections. Was this a peculiar shape to a Willoughby body, or was that a White company design element?
  17. CaptainHarley is correct. Older police / law enforcement uniforms were styled from military clothing. The style of the uniforms carried with it the sense of authority. The motorcycle officers generally wore leather for safety reasons.
  18. I never saw running boards used as pet carriers. The most useful purpose of a running board was a place to sit at family get togethers. Although my grandfather used to transport large saw blades used at his saw mill on his 1931 Plymouth. The blade sat on the running board on the passenger side and a rope secured it to the door post.
  19. A great idea from the pages of Popular Science, May, 1938. The driver of the car looks like he is sleeping.
  20. Thank you for posting the photo of the Auburn White Caravan. This is a really nice snippet of history. Is there information regarding the use of large speaker mounted on the roof of the car? The headlight body appears to be chrome plated whereas one would expect it to be painted. It also appears that the front and rear doors may be out of adjustment. With the photo enlarged on the computer's screen, the front door appears to have a rather larger amount of separation from the roof panel than does the rear door.
  21. Is that an air vent on the roof, center-rear? Get rid of the cigar and pipe smoke?
  22. It would be interesting to learn how a Cord in Indiana State Police colors would fair at a judging event.
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