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This one will separate the men from the boys......give an EXACT identification.............exact.

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2 hours ago, keiser31 said:

My Great Aunt Dorothy on her Dad's big car....

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1911 Cadillac Demi tonneau.

 

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OP of edinmass seems to have smaller rear window, smaller rear door dogleg, suggesting perhaps a smaller model Buick? 31-50 Sedan for example  or it could just be distortion of one photo or the other. My guess is one is longer wheelbase than the other. Buick offerings had 114" (model 50), 118" (model 60), 124" (model 80) and 132" (model 90) Wheelbases. or Marquette perhaps?

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I think this was the first AACA gathering at Hershey 😀. From a collection of photographs given to me by a friend.  Note the Hershey sign in the background.

 

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1 hour ago, edinmass said:

This one will separate the men from the boys......give an EXACT identification.............exact.

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1931 Oldsmobile Patrician?

 

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First image is of my great grandfather Lawrence Halter (to the left holding the bundle) and his car in Akron, Ohio. City Laundry was his business. I posted this a long time ago and I don't believe I got a definitive identification on that car. The second photo has great grandfather in the rumble seat behind Chief Pontiac and my grandfather Edward Hetzel standing far right. This forum identified this car as a 1928 Oakland.

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55 minutes ago, TerryB said:

I think this was the first AACA gathering at Hershey 😀. From a collection of photographs given to me by a friend.  Note the Hershey sign in the background.

 

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Interesting picture Terry, but I don't remember any show fields that were not mowed nor that were that close to a building, other than the stadium.

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10 hours ago, edinmass said:

This one will separate the men from the boys......give an EXACT identification.............exact.

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This one is a FULL CCCA Classic.........and it’s not what it appears. I’ll admit this one is ridiculously difficult, and I was not aware of it’s existence  until I spoke to a guy working on one. It’s a Doble steam car, Model F. Apparently they built three of them, and they used a Buick platform for them. Not sure if they ordered a new car and converted it, or special ordered a car without an engine and driveline. 

 

 

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10 hours ago, TerryB said:

I think this was the first AACA gathering at Hershey 😀. From a collection of photographs given to me by a friend.  Note the Hershey sign in the background.

 

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I agree that this isn't the Hershey show.  With certainty, it was taken before

1936, and most likely in the late 1910's or early 1920's when those cars

were in regular use:

---The parking area, as previously noted, is unmown.

---The cars aren't bright and shiny, and some have the dullness of regular use.

---The style of the "Hershey's Cocoa" sign is not of 1955, but much earlier.

---The building (Convention Hall) had a large addition (the Hershey Arena)

in 1936, and the addition is not present in the picture.

---The clothing isn't that of 1955.  Some people at 1955 car shows dressed

in old-style clothing, but not everyone!  I see a straw hat and men in dark suits

and hats that are not of 1955 style.

 

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For a short period of time in the mid 1920s, my maternal grandfather drove a taxi carrying passengers between Gatlinburg, Elkmont & Sevierville in East Tennessee.  Circa 1927, here is a photo of him & my mother standing next to the family's 1920s car (we have always heard this was a Buick) with the taxi signs mounted on top.

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14 hours ago, Walt G said:

The cycle-fendered roadster is a Daniels, made in Reading, Pa.  

 

One Daniels fact that they give at the Boyertown museum (where they have several examples) is that Daniels cars were produced only to order. I've never seen that claim elsewhere; can anyone confirm it?

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12 hours ago, Mark Gregory said:

This picture was taken in the City of Toronto in 1917 showing our Canadian Military strength.

Just in case the American's thought of coming across the Canadian  Border like they did in 1812

 

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The car being crushed is a circa 1911 Stoddard Dayton limousine, 50 horsepower (can tell by the 14 spokes on rear wheel)…..

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1 hour ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

 

I agree that this isn't the Hershey show.  With certainty, it was taken before

1936, and most likely in the late 1910's or early 1920's when those cars

were in regular use:

---The parking area, as previously noted, is unmown.

---The cars aren't bright and shiny, and some have the dullness of regular use.

---The style of the "Hershey's Cocoa" sign is not of 1955, but much earlier.

---The building (Convention Hall) had a large addition (the Hershey Arena)

in 1936, and the addition is not present in the picture.

---The clothing isn't that of 1955.  Some people at 1955 car shows dressed

in old-style clothing, but not everyone!  I see a straw hat and men in dark suits

and hats that are not of 1955 style.

 

Yes, I was kidding about it being AACA.  It is a 1920s gathering at Hershey for a program at the theatre in the background .

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13 hours ago, edinmass said:

This one will separate the men from the boys......give an EXACT identification.............exact.

 

 

Doble Model F, 1930-31

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My sincere thanks to all who have contributed to this post and also to all of you who are looking at it , I really appreciate and am amazed at the genuine enthusiasm and great comments ! It shows what all of you enjoy but perhaps don't get a chance to see enough of. SHARING THE WEALTH  - of our collections and interest in marvelous old machinery. I hope to add at least one or maybe two period images from my archives every week or ten days or so. Here is a Federal truck for all the people who like commercial vehicles , photo dates from 1940.

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Wow - for me, that Federal Panel truck takes the cake.  Outstanding! 

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1 hour ago, trimacar said:

The car being crushed is a circa 1911 Stoddard Dayton limousine, 50 horsepower (can tell by the 14 spokes on rear wheel)…..

 

Here is an early shot of the Stoddard Dayton. Bob   https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=1917+tank+crushes+car&docid=607992258313326137&mid=D166F9D80115D027108ED166F9D80115D027108E&view=detail&FORM=VIRE

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Ed

Was that Pierce-Arrow Twelve phaeton body an in-house job or by Brunn or Willoughby?   I recall a small photo of it in any early SIA magazine at a meet, maybe Watkins Glen races.

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3 hours ago, Dosmo said:

For a short period of time in the mid 1920s, my maternal grandfather drove a taxi carrying passengers between Gatlinburg, Elkmont & Sevierville in East Tennessee.  Circa 1927, here is a photo of him & my mother standing next to the family's 1920s car (we have always heard this was a Buick) with the taxi signs mounted on top.

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From the style of the drum headlight it appears to be a 1923 Buick model 45.

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14 hours ago, Jim Bourque said:

My great grandmother and great grandfather with my grandfather in the back seat in approximately 1908

 

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1908 Buick Model 10 runabout.

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The unfortunate 1911 Stoddard-Dayton was only a six year old car at the time of the 1917 military demonstration.  Shows how quickly 'old' cars were relegated to junk status

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OK not a car, but my Grandfathers first transportation, that was not a horse.  He told me he would do doughnuts in the town square to show off for the girls.  After a visit from the town constable threatening to put him in jail next time, the Indian was retired to the barn. 

 

I think it is a 1914 Indian Twin, two speed?

 

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