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3 hours ago, twin6 said:

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AWESOME !!!

I am guessing someone was just walking down the street and said this should be interesting to watch (the car appears incidental to the group of people behind - I am almost wondering a pedestrian was hit in street) - and then the photo survived. 

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Close call with this page almost getting lost - I do not know if realized, but despite a few minor faults, this page is one of the finest data bases of historic photos Pre-WWII probably ever assembled in any form that can be readily indexed (Facebook is a bear and ...); and also includes some very significant post-WWII photos too via being  beautifully photographed - a data base to repopulate the photo stock on such as Facebook for quite a while to come.  A few photo that made their debut in public for the first time ever.  A few photo that were enlarged to find hidden gems in the background - cars of legend and no photos to support.  And ....

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All is good all is well, thank you everyone for all your continuing efforts!

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For the fire engine crowd - these were built in my home town by Bickle and the factory that is in the background still stands as does the house beside it - in fact once this lock down passes by the house is now home to very nice, all be it bit pricey restaurant - SixThirtyNine .  Alternatively there is a Dairy Queen directly in front of the factory now.   Bickle became Bickle Seagrave and then King Seagrave and the second location that they moved to still stands as well, though they no longer make fire apparatus there.  

 

Original Digital material not accessible

 

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Reported to be a Studebaker 

 

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Reported to be a REO

 

From what I can find the last two trucks still exist

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I found this on the London, Ontario, Canada - the other London, firefighters archive - some very interesting vehicles shown there but this one caught my attention if anyone has any information to add I'd be interested

 

Circa 1920 - Rectory St. L-R: Edyvane, Bolton, ?, Gower, ?, Hamilton

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Fabulous! It has to be one of the finest collections of mostly incredible prewar cars I have ever seen on the internet!

 

To celebrate, my wife's grandfather, standing next to one of the Pickwick Stages buses he drove in the late 1920s. He told me it was a Pierce Arrow bus, but I never confirmed that. He drove a very difficult and often very muddy area on California's Northern coast routes.

 

 

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For those who like the stream lined look -- the 1937 Lewis Airomobile

 

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1928 Chrysler 72 Sport Roadster.

 

The information accompanying the photo reads:

   A new sport roadster with rumble seat on the 72 chassis is announced by Chrysler at $1595.  Equipment features include a folding windshield, with nickeled stanchions; drum-type nickeled headlamps; nickeled tail lamp; chrome-plated cowl band with nickel-plated side lamps; gold compartment, floating type front seat; twin cushions of saddle spring type with hand-buffed, pig grain, tan colored leather, with split leather to match in the rumble seat.  A light tan top blends harmoniously with the rich thorn brown color.  An attractive lighter tone of Moorish-brown is used on beads, with gold bronze striping and a bright swamp holly orange on the narrow streamline panels.  Moorish brown is also used effectively on fenders, splash guards, hood sills, radiator dust shields, gasoline tank, spring horns and bumpers.

 

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I know of a Pickwick motor in a shipping crate.  The owner said it was built by Pierce Arrow.

 

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2 hours ago, LCK81403 said:

1928 Chrysler 72 Sport Roadster.

 

The information accompanying the photo reads:

   A new sport roadster with rumble seat on the 72 chassis is announced by Chrysler at $1595.  Equipment features include a folding windshield, with nickeled stanchions; drum-type nickeled headlamps; nickeled tail lamp; chrome-plated cowl band with nickel-plated side lamps; gold compartment, floating type front seat; twin cushions of saddle spring type with hand-buffed, pig grain, tan colored leather, with split leather to match in the rumble seat.  A light tan top blends harmoniously with the rich thorn brown color.  An attractive lighter tone of Moorish-brown is used on beads, with gold bronze striping and a bright swamp holly orange on the narrow streamline panels.  Moorish brown is also used effectively on fenders, splash guards, hood sills, radiator dust shields, gasoline tank, spring horns and bumpers.

 

 

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This looks more like a Mercedes than a Chrysler to me. Its a fantastic photo either way. 

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7 hours ago, ericmac said:

This looks more like a Mercedes than a Chrysler to me. Its a fantastic photo either way. 

 
It is a 1927 Model S Mercedes.  Same photo shoot,  different angle:

 

MERCEDES BENZ Typ S (W06) specs & photos - 1927, 1928 - autoevolution

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10 hours ago, LCK81403 said:

1928 Chrysler 72 Sport Roadster.

 

The information accompanying the photo reads:

   A new sport roadster with rumble seat on the 72 chassis is announced by Chrysler at $1595.  Equipment features include a folding windshield, with nickeled stanchions; drum-type nickeled headlamps; nickeled tail lamp; chrome-plated cowl band with nickel-plated side lamps; gold compartment, floating type front seat; twin cushions of saddle spring type with hand-buffed, pig grain, tan colored leather, with split leather to match in the rumble seat.  A light tan top blends harmoniously with the rich thorn brown color.  An attractive lighter tone of Moorish-brown is used on beads, with gold bronze striping and a bright swamp holly orange on the narrow streamline panels.  Moorish brown is also used effectively on fenders, splash guards, hood sills, radiator dust shields, gasoline tank, spring horns and bumpers.

 

 

28 Chrysler 72 Sport Roadster Clymer Scrapbook Nr6 p184.JPG

 

 

As I commented above,  a Mercedes Benz S  170/225.

 

Now this car actually is a Chrysler CL,  and NOT a Mercedes.

 

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22 minutes ago, twin6 said:

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The survival rate of big sedans of this period is low as they often do not fit under a standard height garage door verses a touring or roasster that you can put the top down to get into the garage (same with closed electric cars - too tall matched to expensive batteries). 

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Any idea what my commission would be for selling these four? 

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