Old Photo - Nine Period Photos Of FORDS Before The Model T

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay-In Northern California on Monday, December 12, 2011 - 12:41 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerry VanOoteghem on Monday, December 12, 2011 - 12:51 pm:

Jay,

There's a Cadillac lurking above....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay-In Northern California on Monday, December 12, 2011 - 12:59 pm:

OOOPS!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Frank Harris on Monday, December 12, 2011 - 01:03 pm:

My understanding is that the same body company built the early Cadillac, Packard, and Ford bodies in 1903.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce Peterson on Monday, December 12, 2011 - 06:29 pm:

The lower right picture is recent. The car has an NH carburetor on it!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker -- NW Ark. on Monday, December 12, 2011 - 06:33 pm:

It's interesting that the '03 tonneau with the signs all over it has the slogan: "Ford -- The Universal Car" on the front of it. Did Ford use that slogan in pre-Model T times, or was that picture taken sometime later, during the T era?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By "Hap" Harold Tucker on Monday, December 12, 2011 - 09:56 pm:

Mike,
The slogan came out later. I believe the car is being used to advertise the dealership William L Hugason Co. painted on the side. It appears it may have been the first sale they made earlier as the car does not appear as new.

Note the photo of the second car. It was not a production Ford but rather one that Ford constructed to help win the Seldon Patent case. See the article in the Sep 12, 1907 “Automotive Industries” at http://books.google.com/books?id=mxdaAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA353&lpg=PA353&dq=Selden+paten t+case+lenoir+ford+car&source=bl&ots=z4bT2Byi_J&sig=Ol3BY6JGoH5_8IHQEDQkGRCHH9g& hl=en&ei=cL3mToS3Bu2OsAKrhq3ZCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&sqi=2&ved =0CDIQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=Selden%20patent%20case%20lenoir%20ford%20car&f=false

Looks like your huckster is ready to go out to the woods and bring back the Christmas tee. It looks great!

Respectfully submitted,

Hap 1915 cut off


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Stokes on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 04:16 am:

Jay

Great photos as usual, and thanks for posting them.

I found Hap's comment about the second photo, the Selden car, to be really interesting - I knew nothing about that car! The photo is almost certainly taken outside Ford's New York agency - see the pic of another pre-T car below, at the same site.

Model K


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerry VanOoteghem on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 09:43 am:

Royce,

The photo you refer to is "recent" in that it wasn't taken when the car was new, or even slightly used. The setting is one of the rear doors at the Henry Ford Museum and was probably taken in the 1950's.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Timothy Kelly on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 09:43 pm:

The photo posted above by John Stokes, depicting the large touring car with Henry at the helm is a Model K Ford. Most likely a 1907 or 1908 model as it does not have the tulip body which was fitted to the early Model K's.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Stokes on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 01:16 am:

You are quite right Tim. As requested, just sent you a PM.

In the car are (left to right) Mr Ford, Elwood Rice (the electric signage pioneer), James Couzens,and Ford’s New York branch manager, Gaston Plantiff.

John


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Woolf on Friday, December 16, 2011 - 07:52 pm:

The photo of the '03 Ford taken at the Henry Ford Museum shows the rear of the car sitting on jacks.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen on Friday, December 16, 2011 - 08:23 pm:

Tim, how did you know that was a Model K? :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLOPqtJ0m6Y


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Craig Anderson on Friday, December 16, 2011 - 11:08 pm:

I posted this photo here earlier but this a good time for it again......a 1903 Model A Ford....... :D

1903 Model A Ford


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