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Identifying Automobiles on Postcards

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Good Morning, Automobile Researchers!

 

Can you help The Virtual Steam Car Museum identify these internal combustion cars illustrated on these postcards?

 

They are all posed in the huge tree at Stanley Park in Vancouver, BC.

 

Thank you very much!

 

Don Hoke

The Virtual Steam Car Museum, Inc.

 

 

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Benefits of AACA Membership.

I can help you with some of them,

 

1 ?

2 1903? Packard

4 ?
6 ?
7 Model T Ford
8 Model T Ford 6517
9 Model T Ford
15 Buick
16 Studebaker Big Six
17 Studebaker Big Six
18 ?
19 Early 20's Buick
20 Model A Ford

 

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It's interesting to note that the Model Ts are right hand drive - Canadian models  built for Ontario or British Columbia. 

 

According to the B.C. registration archive data available on www.bcpl8s.ca:

Plate # 3071 was registered to Teresa ??????? in 1914.  It was later sold to Violet Anderson.  A ladies car, I guess.

Plate # 6517 was registered to Frank Gower, who lived about a half mile from my current home in Burnaby.  He appears to have sold it to G.W. Jamieson at the end of 1914.

 

The honeymooners are from California and are driving a 4 or 5 year old Model A Ford.  That's a pretty good drive but they seem to be happy to be here.

 

Great pictures!!

 

Peter

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#4 is possibly a 1905 Winton.

 

I wonder if #1 is one of the Mack brothers' early products.

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4 hours ago, PFindlay said:

It's interesting to note that the Model Ts are right hand drive - Canadian models  built for Ontario or British Columbia. 

 

Did Ontario and British Columbia once have left hand traffic?

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Yes, in B.C. we drove on the left side until 1921, long after most North American cars had switched to left hand drive.   And just to complicate things, they delayed the changeover in Vancouver, the largest city in B.C., until Jan 1, 1922, because of the changes need to streetcars and tracks.  

 

Imagine the chaos that would result today if it was decreed that as of Jan. 1 next year everyone must switch to drive on  "the wrong side" of the road.   There's an interesting article about the 1921-22 change here:  http://www.vancouversun.com/life/week+history+switching+from+left+right+thing/11625241/story.html

 

Peter  (photo from the Vancouver sun article)

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Thank you all so very much for your help.  Wonderful information.  Who knew about Canada shifting to right side driving in 1921!

 

OK, now the tough question:  What is the name of this horse? 

 

Just kidding!

 

Very best wishes!

 

Don Hoke

The Virtual Steam Car Museum, Inc.

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Hi Don,

It looks like you've gotten some great responses so far. I sent you a message in case you would like to put your membership research time toward having us check these against our books/literature. Just give us a holler!

 

Best Regards,

Matt Hocker

Assistant Librarian

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