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  1. I don't think it's an '11` Cadillac. The rear fenders don't kick out the same way and it looks like this car may have 3/4 elliptic rear springs. Cadillac would have outside shift and brass G & D headlights as well. I don't have a suggestion but I'd guess it's a 1912 or possibly a 1913 if it's a cheaper brand that hadn't gone electric yet. Peter
  2. I have a very nice Solar brand carbide generator for a brass-era car. It's in really good condition with just a little indentation in the top area. Can be either base mount or side mount. Asking $950 USD plus shipping from Canada.
  3. I have a Lucas King of the Road Horn like Mark's on my 1910 Russell-Knight (Canadian car). Mine is a different model number than Mark's but looks pretty much the same. Sounds great, too. Peter
  4. Getting off topic here ... Maybe, Craig. It would seem like a logical choice. But when the B.C. Express Company (Barnard Express or BX) was looking for cars to replace their stage coaches in the Cariboo region of B.C. They sent a rep to the Russell agency in Vancouver. The agency had previously contacted BX to initiate the discussion. When the BX rep viewed the car he was told he couldn't test drive it because it was raining that day! Not exactly the way to sell your cars as built for rugged B.C. use. The rest of the story? The BX rep went to Seattle and visited the Winton dealer. They ended up buying a fleet of Wintons which became an early part of B.C.'s auto history. (Picture below from BC Archives) I own both a Russell-Knight and a 1912 REO. If I had to choose between the two for a cross-country trip I'd have to give real serious consideration to the REO. We did it once already and it's hard to imagine a more reliable car.
  5. The Alaska highway was built by the American military during WW2. According to Wikipedia: " The Alaska Highway was built for military purposes and its route was not ideal for postwar development of northern Canada." I guess there wasn't much demand to pave it until much, much later. Peter
  6. I believe the car in the picture was shipped by rail back to the factory in St Catherines, Ont, after its cross-country drive. It was put into regular use for a time and then met the same fate as a lot of the other cars of the day, I guess. I think it was pretty beat up after 5000 miles on mostly non-existent roads. Peter
  7. You're right Greg. The car on the right is the 1912 REO driven across Canada by Jack Haney, carrying Thomas Wilby as passenger. Haney is behind the wheel and Wilby is in the rear seat in this picture. The picture was probably taken around October 17, 1912, on the final leg of their 5000 mile tour. The Canadian "Good Roads" movement was very strong in the west, with some of the strongest lobbying coming from the Vancouver Island group. They were very present when Haney and Wilby arrived on the island that day so the front car is likely an escort car provided by the Victoria Auto Club. Somewhere in the picture is probably A.E. Todd, vice-president of the Canadian Highways Association and the donor of the Todd medal, to be awarded to the first person(s) to successfully drive across Canada. The medal wasn't won until 1949.
  8. I have a solar acetylene generator that I'll be selling. (I found the correct one for my car) If you're still looking for one. Peter
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    Early REO

    Brent, you may want to join the Four Cylinder REO group to connect with other REO owners: http://reofour@yahoogroups.com I have some spare engine parts, if you're looking for something. Peter
  10. I have two pairs of three tier Grey & Davis 934 side lamps suitable for parts or restoration. One pair in nickel plated. $200/pair USD or best offer, plus shipping from Canada.
  11. I'm looking for a Rushmore carbide generator, if you have one of those. Peter
  12. That's a great find. It would be nice to see a few more pages, scanned a little larger so we could read them. They may provide a little more insight into the auto world at the time. Peter
  13. This was two weeks ago in British Columbia, still pretty green. Peter 1910 Russell-Knight
  14. I'm looking for a good Rushmore carbide generator. It's a tall, rectangular unit that stands on the running board. (Picture 1) I have a very nice Solar carbide generator I could trade for it. (Picture 2) Peter
  15. Great memories, thanks for sharing them. I see your Model T was the "Longest Car driven" for the 1960 tour. That must have been quite a drive in itself. Times have certainly changed.