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Guest GP Gleason

Here's a photo of my grandmother in what looks to me to be a Baker Electric. If she is holding my uncle (born in Apr '05) he can't be more than a year old. I'm thinking the car is an '05 Baker. Can anyone help! Thanks!

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Did they allow women to drive back then, too?

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Well your initial thought of vintage is correct. The car is definately of the 1905 +/- vintage and it certainly appears to be electric. You may be correct in thinking it to be a Baker although I think there is a good chance it is a Columbia. Not certain though.

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Guest GP Gleason

Thanks Dave.

I tried to research a little on Bakers and found the side lights were not placed as far forward as seen in the photo until around 1907. Even then, the Baker photos I have seen of the 1907 appear more rounded instead of rectangle (as in the photo).

I will try to find some Columbia photos on the internet. I understand there were many similarities between the Baker & Columbia. I suspect finding Columbia photos may be difficult.

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