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On 3/24/2021 at 4:20 PM, 30DodgePanel said:

 

30 Dodge panel in the center of photo with what appears to be a bright color (yellow?) for the body.

 

 

Behind the panel is a 28 Chrysler Roadster just to the left of the Chrysler is a Chevy.

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10 hours ago, alsancle said:

Who doesn't love a good steam tram?

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I am not sure why that one is armoured but it reminds me of the Kitson steam tram which operates at the local historic park here in Christchurch. Apparently it is the only surviving example still in operating condition in the world. It is one of 8 that operated in Christchurch, mostly on the Sumner run. That became the #3 route in 1905 and is still uses that number today. Kitson #7 was built in 1881 and was retired in the early 1900s. It has been operating at Ferrymead Historic Park for more than 50 years.

 

Kitson Steam Tram No.7 - Ferrymead Heritage Park - November 2016 - YouTube

 

On certain days the Sumner tram was very popular and the steam trams had to work very hard. 

 

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Great photograph.  The man at left appears to have a Winchester Model-73, caliber unknown, the short guy at his left arm appears to have a Remington rolling block.  The other two guys sort of in the middle: the one at the left may have a Winchester Model-95, but it may be a Savage Model-99, and as has been identified, there is a Winchester Model-95 rifle, civilian model.  The man at extreme right (with the wonderful white hat) has serious ammo rounds in the belt around his upper body, suggesting that his rifle is also a power house, but unidentified.  He is holding the rifle in his right hand but it is virtually hidden from view except for the barrel.  There is a barrel band in view, suggesting that it is a lever action rifle.

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The photo of a 1926 experimental taxi is interesting.  The checkering motif on the body suggests this experimental taxi is part of the Checker Taxi undertaking.  The general subject of taxi cabs can have a rather murky history as taxi cab producers do not fit into secure niches as do name brands such as Dodge, Locomobile, Packard, and Studebaker.  Attached is a photo of a 1923 Checker taxi for comparison with the '26 experimental vehicle's photo.  However, the '26 experimental taxi bears a healthy resemblance to a circa 1925 Astor cab.  The resemblance of the '25 Astor to the Checker taxis of the time period surfaces the '25 Standish, the Luxor Cab Manufacturing Company, the Luxor car and the M. P. Moller Motor Car Company.  The reading and analysis of what, when, where, and how does not make light work for old memory cells.

 

An article in The Automobile, January 20, 1921, column 2, page 139 titled, "Cab Company to Make New Ambassador Car" discusses the Yellow Cab Manufacturing Company's production efforts.  According to the article, Yellow Cab had been turning out 2000 cabs yearly for use in cities.  Now Yellow Cab was to produce a passenger car named the "Ambassador", built in touring, closed, sports and imperial sedan models. In addition Yellow Cab was to produce a 4-cylinder car of moderate price based on the Yellow Cab chassis in a 4-passenger coupe, sedan, touring car and roadster.  Also Yellow Cab was to produce trucks that would included 1-ton speed wagon and a 1 1/4 ton speed truck.

 

It is interesting and educational to read and learn about the keen competition by taxi cab companies, who first began by building taxi bodies on chassis produced by other automotive companies, and then progressing to producing their own vehicles from the ground up based on learned experience.

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23 Checker Taxi.jpg

25 Checker taxi ad.jpg

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Great photo of that '07 Gearless.  It is a Gearless Greyhound; attached is old ad material of a 1908 Model Greyhound.  Apparently the Greyhound derives from the parent Gearless Great Six.  On first inspection the Greyhound model resembles an "underslung" type of chassis, but focusing on where the rear of the running board is for both Greyhound and Great Six, the board is located right about the height of the axle hub.  Hence the Greyhound version is not underslung, but the general appearance changed with the seats at a lower height and the steering column/wheel raked back at a lower angle.  The lowered seats and steering shaft apparently caused the cowl section behind the hood to be lengthened to accommodate the driver/passenger's legs.

 

This looks like the same type of engineer/design solution that Daniels had to deal with in his prototype development for the D-19 Submarine Speedster.  In a photo of Mr. Daniels driving the prototype the cowl is too short and he is crammed into the steering wheel, with his knees heading to his arm pits.  The production D-19 model had a longer cowl and the steering shaft angle was lower, thus accommodating a driver in a seat more removed from the firewall.

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08 Gearless Greyhound ad 01.JPG

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5 hours ago, LCK81403 said:

The photo of a 1926 experimental taxi is interesting.  The checkering motif on the body suggests this experimental taxi is part of the Checker Taxi undertaking.  The general subject of taxi cabs can have a rather murky history as taxi cab producers do not fit into secure niches as do name brands such as Dodge, Locomobile, Packard, and Studebaker.  Attached is a photo of a 1923 Checker taxi for comparison with the '26 experimental vehicle's photo.  However, the '26 experimental taxi bears a healthy resemblance to a circa 1925 Astor cab.  The resemblance of the '25 Astor to the Checker taxis of the time period surfaces the '25 Standish, the Luxor Cab Manufacturing Company, the Luxor car and the M. P. Moller Motor Car Company.  The reading and analysis of what, when, where, and how does not make light work for old memory cells.

 

An article in The Automobile, January 20, 1921, column 2, page 139 titled, "Cab Company to Make New Ambassador Car" discusses the Yellow Cab Manufacturing Company's production efforts.  According to the article, Yellow Cab had been turning out 2000 cabs yearly for use in cities.  Now Yellow Cab was to produce a passenger car named the "Ambassador", built in touring, closed, sports and imperial sedan models. In addition Yellow Cab was to produce a 4-cylinder car of moderate price based on the Yellow Cab chassis in a 4-passenger coupe, sedan, touring car and roadster.  Also Yellow Cab was to produce trucks that would included 1-ton speed wagon and a 1 1/4 ton speed truck.

 

It is interesting and educational to read and learn about the keen competition by taxi cab companies, who first began by building taxi bodies on chassis produced by other automotive companies, and then progressing to producing their own vehicles from the ground up based on learned experience.

26 experimental taxi.jpg

23 Checker Taxi.jpg

25 Checker taxi ad.jpg

oo1925AstorCab.jpg

Here is an early Checker.  

 

Craig

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On 3/27/2021 at 9:00 AM, alsancle said:

What do we think this is?  

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I do not know what it is, but I can tell you that it has a few blind spots in the vision department (and what I just said could be applied in a variety of applications). 

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17 hours ago, alsancle said:

Ed,  ever seen this one?

 

 

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Yes, the doctor.......and his posse. The car is still in its muddy two tone barf brown.

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