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4 hours ago, Walt G said:

Thanks Bob, I thought I may be the only one that noticed this , but recently under another topic was taken to task about being not fair in my comment so have refrained for the most part from further participation in anything here , contribution or comment wise. If I stated lets get back on topic for the era as well as subject someone will be highly offended.

 

This topic was started to RELIEVE stress, not start it, bothers me that some people lack the ability to read. Bob 

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2 hours ago, Angelo VanBogart said:

Here's a still from the 1937 film "She Asked for It." Could never figure out exactly what brand of roadster is meeting its demise, but it's big. Packard, perhaps? Or a Hollywood combination of parts made to resemble a Packard?

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Looks like a '30 Packard to me. I noticed that nobody appears to be behind the wheel.  But what is it for sure? A waste of a good car. 

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Looks like a roughly 1930 Packard roadster. So in a 1937 film it would have been an outdated seven year old car. If abused and or damaged, Its value would have been very low at that time.

 

I have recently been sorting through a few hundred "lost" harvested from the internet photos. So how about a couple 1907/'08 Ford model K touring car pictures?

 

 

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20 minutes ago, ericmac said:

Looks like a '30 Packard to me. I noticed that nobody appears to be behind the wheel.  But what is it for sure? A waste of a good car. 

In its day it was worth the same as a used Tesla less the battery today. 

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27 minutes ago, ericmac said:

Looks like a '30 Packard to me. I noticed that nobody appears to be behind the wheel.  But what is it for sure? A waste of a good car. 

 

Agreed on wheels and radiator shell but that windshield sure looks CG to me.   Maybe a put together pile of parts to send off a cliff?

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21 minutes ago, alsancle said:

 

Agreed on wheels and radiator shell but that windshield sure looks CG to me.   Maybe a put together pile of parts to send off a cliff?

 

I don't think you mean "computer generated"? It does have a decidedly Chrysler look to it. I zoomed into the photo a bit. It could be a mock-up, but looks like a Packard to me. Hollywood then and now did some really good mock-ups for crash scenes. They also crashed a lot of patched up heavily used cars. I also noticed that the front bumper appears rather stout.

 

How about another Ford K shot?

 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, 1937hd45 said:

^^^^ Like those front fenders on the K, any side shots? 

 

I know that is a different K than the two previous photos. It was identified by a previous source as being a 1906 model. Although I would probably have immediately assumed (love the spelling and meaning of that word!) it to have been a 1907. Sidelamps varied on those cars as with most cars of the era. The radiator is of the later style as used in 1907/'08, however that change was made mid-year 1906. The fenders do suggest a 1906 model. I don't have a ready 1906 side view at the moment, but one could probably be found online. I should go look.

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Attached is a very special photo for me. Many of you know I consider myself a "Model T guy". The 26 Fordor I am restoring was my father's first car. What I didn't know was my grandfather also enjoyed Model Ts. Here he is circa 1920 behind the wheel of a T Speedster.  MacleodPeople2dollar017.thumb.jpg.62f146df4d977696dc459958b3bc2dc0.jpg

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Sorting through a lot of internet harvest photos from years ago, I saw these two.

 

Surrounding the baseball field with windshields? What could possibly go wrong?

 

They had been posted on another forum several years ago. Beyond that, I do not know where they came from.

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How about a couple 1915/'16 Cadillac touring cars? Both with a carload of passengers. The sign on one of the cars indicate that it was being used as a hotel stage. I wonder if the other one may have been also?

 

By the way, these were on a model T forum a couple days ago.

 

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9 hours ago, 1937hd45 said:

That is an early T, steering column looks long enough to be from a Torpedo, or maybe the photo is distorted. Bob 

I think the car is around a '13 or 14, though the photo looks like about 1920 or so. If he had access to a Torpedo...well that would explain my obsession with owning one!

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6 hours ago, Fossil said:

Is that a wheel rim being used as a roll bar? 

Yes...though it's ironic that they recognized the need for a roll bar, but not the need to remain in the car. Also, if you look closely you can see the throttle is wide open and the spark is fully advanced.  Grandpa needed some speed!

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3 hours ago, wayne sheldon said:

I would sure like to know what this one is? Abbott Detroit was mentioned.

 

 

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That's slick. I like it.  While I suspect some modifications have been done,  it's a really neat car.

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4 hours ago, wayne sheldon said:

A question for Ron Hausmann. The source said this truck was a Kissel. Could it be?

 

 

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it appears to be a Kissel “Dreadnaught” heavy capacity truck. Mid teens. I’m not expert on trucks but the radiator and hood look Kissel.

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1 minute ago, ron hausmann said:


it appears to be a Kissel “Dreadnaught” heavy capacity truck. Mid teens. I’m not expert on trucks but the radiator and hood look Kissel.

Ron Hausmann

 

 

Ron.......I think you need one. Would go good with the ambulance.😎

 

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Well all my friends, when I started this thread in mid March I thought a few of the friends I had would enjoy it and possibly contribute a few things and it would hopefully inspire some others "out there" from all over to also share what they have. It has gone way beyond what I ever could have hoped for at 10,000 replies, nearly 250 pages and over 200,000 views.  I hope it has indeed 'relieved some of the stress '  and kept all of us used car  collectors spirits up. I have made so many new friends via this thread as well, people I didn't know before but now can't wait to meet in person and share their hand in friendship. SO nice to know of all the good people out there , I had better stop here  - I am way to sentimental in nature to keep going on, stay well all, be safe.

A very special thank you to AACA and all the moderators who continue to make this all possible and put up with me. Hope to see you down the road .

My very best regards and sincere thanks to all of you.

Walt Gosden

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Henry B. Joy in a 1906 Packard model S outside the dealership in Times Square, before it relocated to Broadway and 61st Street.  Model N's lined up in front of the Times Square building, 1905.  Don't know what's for sale at that location now, just not Packards.

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4 minutes ago, edinmass said:

Keeping on topic, pre war stress relievers...............here is a stress reliever from back in the day. Notice the lights on the Cadillac in the background. Top photo taken in 1933.

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Looks like the left side headlight on that '32 Ford was set for illuminating the tops of trees.

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The Cadillac with Tripp’s Lights in 1933 is much more interesting than a light out of adjustment. It’s the earliest photo I have ever seen documenting them on a car.

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1 hour ago, edinmass said:

The Cadillac with Tripp’s Lights in 1933 is much more interesting than a light out of adjustment. It’s the earliest photo I have ever seen documenting them on a car.

 

Now that is a detail I find very interesting. Even though it is a bit newer than my primary interests in collector cars, I have noticed Tripp Lights on a lot of early '30s cars. As I look closely at so many era photographs, I have had a sense that I wasn't seeing them in the early photos enough to justify the numbers I have seen at modern car shows and meets. Since that is just outside the era I mostly study, I just didn't know anything about that for certain. However, very interesting!

 

As for the light out of adjustment? My dad always called those "shooting owls" lights.

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2 hours ago, edinmass said:

The Cadillac with Tripp’s Lights in 1933 is much more interesting than a light out of adjustment. It’s the earliest photo I have ever seen documenting them on a car.

The very early sets tend to look like this (albeit not sure of the blue bulbs):

 

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On 12/7/2020 at 9:35 PM, wayne sheldon said:

A question for Ron Hausmann. The source said this truck was a Kissel. Could it be?

 

 

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Note the size of the front chain sprocket - not a lot of speed available with that one, although would probably climb any hill with a full load at walking pace in low gear.

 

Compare with what a contemporary race car (this one is a 1904 Gobron-Brillie) might use - See the source image

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My grandfather used to play motorcycle polo when he was young.  Ended up getting injured and I think no longer played afterwards.  I understand he hit a stump at the edge of the field. 

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There was also an Auto Polo Association on long Island , I have a catalog/promotional booklet they issued in the teens. Model T Fords as shown with this post were used as well. I will try and locate the booklet and share here when I have time.

WG

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1 hour ago, ply33 said:

 

I’d never heard of Auto Polo but looking at the Wikipedia article on it, that is exactly what this car seems to be set up for. Here is a photo from the Wikipedia article. 

 

At the risk of further drift?

When using their roll bars? These cars really ROLLED! A bit over fifty years ago, when I was much younger, several friends and I went to a silent film showing at a theatre that showed quite a few historic films. One of the minor features they showed that particular night was an original newsreel short with an entertaining look at auto-polo using cut down model T Fords with roll bars like these. Several times through the film, a car would take a sharp turn and roll on over and just keep playing! Can you imagine the player, no belts or straps, hanging onto the car and come up swinging his bat at the ball? It was incredible to watch. And I am sure they were putting on a bit of a show for the cameras. At one point, the car flipped over, but didn't quite make it all the way onto its wheels. The driver and player got up off the ground, righted the car, got in and played on!

 

nzcarnerd, That was the great thing about those early chain drives. A simple sprocket and short piece of chain change could change the gearing ratios to fit the circumstances. This worked well for both racing cars and heavy trucks.

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These R-R photographs were taken decades ago, the light colored touring car was dated it was taken on Nov. 11, 1948 and the car was owned at the time by A.H. Kellogg Clarke of Buffalo, NY photo notes on the back say the car is a 1924 Silver Ghost and that 4 wheel servo brakes were added, the dark colored touring car was owned by A.K. Miller the Stutz enthusiast ( hoarder?) and the photo was taken at his home in N.J. I hope no one takes offense that I refer to A. K. Miller as a hoarder and say I am ' not fair ' like it was mentioned here elsewhere after I made a comment .😷

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