Had to be a modified car right?
It looks an older car at the time, the sidelights have no glass.
Did the NRS cars necessarily come with headlights? Didn't the first Model T's come with the headlight forks but the lamps were an option?
Were the NRS cars the same way?
Notice the pre-cast hitching post in front of the car.
That is a 1906 Model N. Headlights were optional, cowl lamps standard. Many were converted to delivery vehicles, others to coupes or phaetons. For the price a purchaser could afford to do a lot and still save money compared to any other car with the same level of power and reliability.
That pic is in front of Dr. Gayman's office, and his "tool bag" is on the running board. This must have been the first "Doctor's Coupe."
I wonder what the horsepower was in that car Herb? I see it has left a pile of manure under the pumpkin.
Did you note in the top picture that it is not the regular 'N' body.
It seems to have an open tray and sign written as though it was a tradesman's vehicle with [spare tyre standing vertical behind seat].
Yes, hence my comment on Model N's converted to delivery vehicles.
It's a 1907, the "buggy rail" the top fastens to curves up around the back of the seat. 06 had a straight rail.
This is a photo of our N #3 taken in 1925 at a Ford Dealership. It has an "aftermarket" mother in law seat, fenders, running boards and horn. The original (or early) owners kept it up to date through the cars early years. The horn has a 1909 patent date, so the car was being "updated" through 1909 or later.
There was a news article with this photo talking about it being "Ford's 3rd four cylinder car" (this is a new Ford pictured, and in the story, he evidently was unaware that Ford had built a four cylinder car in 1904/1905, the Model B). The engine is #3 and features of the car are early such as the downward turned brake clevis (rear), bent support rods on the rear end, and straight buggy rail.
And the same car now:
should say "new Ford dealer" instead of just "new Ford"
I am glad to see you put air in that tire!
If you are able to expand the 1925 pic, you'll see the tires were a "non clincher" style, with clamp bolts (looks like multiple valve stems). You can still see the holes with plugs on the wheels, although clincher rims were fitted to thee wood fellows.
Below are a couple examples of the S Coupe Ford made in 1908. None are known to exist.
Rob --Your slipping--You did not pick up in Royces picture [no 2] that the car has a set of FULL ELLIPTIC front spring fitted.
This picture may help explain ''BOLT ON RIMS''
A Model N with full elliptic springs?
You got me .
Elliptical front springs were a often used "aftermarket" item for NRS. I've seen them on a few Ns, including in Nebraska at Pioneer Village.
Yes, Jim Finney told me that was the case. He has at least one more set of elliptic Model NRS front end parts on the floor next to the car I photographed at his place shown above.
You have a Happy Ford 'N' Chassis
July 1909 Motor Age